IRS Rights to Corporate Papers


The US Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Appeals Court in granting the IRS the right to procure legal work papers from corporations. The IRS had some time ago, demanded such papers from corporate jet maker Textron Inc. but the tax agency’s action was challenged in court. However, Textron failed to win the case and the lower court ruled in favor of the IRS. In support of its case, Textron, on the other hand, argued that the papers should be classified privileged information and made their appeal to the Supreme Court.

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