By Laurel Duggan (Daily Caller)
A government watchdog group is suing the IRS for allegedly violating transparency requirements after the agency denied the group’s requests for documents regarding confidential tax documents leaked to the press in 2021.
ProPublica published the tax records of some of the wealthiest Americans June 8, 2021, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department have failed so far to produce answers as to how Americans’ private tax documents were leaked. The Functional Government Initiative (FGI) began investigating the IRS in February but, after months of conversations, the agency blocked FGI from accessing documents discussing updates about their investigation into the source of the leak, Pete McGinnis, an FGI spokesman, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“They seem to be more transparent with information they are supposed to keep confidential than with documents that should be part of the public record,” McGinnis told The DCNF.