Entity: Internal Revenue Service

News Roundup: Who Will Watch the Inspectors General?

May 8, 2020
Every week seems to bring a new example of President Donald Trump’s disdain — or fear — of independent oversight.

FOIA to IRS Seeking Communications About Trump and Pence Audits

May 7, 2020
FOIA request to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking for (a) White House communications with IRS officials about the Trump & Pence Audits, (b) IRS’ political appointees communications with Treasury’s political appointees about the Trump & Pence Audits, and (c) IRS’ political appointees communications with IRS career staff tasked with the Trump & Pence Audits

FOIA to IRS Seeking Guidance or Directives Regarding Firewall Around Trump and Pence Audits

May 7, 2020
FOIA request to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking for IRS’ guidance or directives regarding firewall around Trump and Pence Audits.

An Update on American Oversight’s Coronavirus Investigation: New Lawsuits and Requests

April 23, 2020
With three lawsuits and more than 400 public records requests filed, American Oversight intends to get to the bottom of what has been happening behind the scenes in the Trump administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

Rejection from IRS Regarding Communications with Trump Personal Attorneys

December 20, 2019
Rejection from Internal Revenue Service in response to a request for communications with Trump's personal attorneys.

Rejection from IRS Regarding a Final Memo that Treasury Must Produce Tax Return Information to Congress

December 20, 2019
Rejection from the Department of the Treasury's Internal Revenue Service in response to American Oversight's request for the final version of the recently released draft memo concluding that agency is required to produce any tax return information requested by the Chairman of the House, Ways, and Mean Committee.

FOIA to IRS for Emails Between Agency Officials and Stephen Miller

November 8, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking email communications between high-ranking agency officials and White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.

Treasury Records Regarding the Ethics Documents of Political Appointees

September 25, 2019
SF-50s from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for IRS political appointees, including IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, and former Acting IRS Chief Michael Desmond.

Rejection Response from IRS Regarding Email Communications Concerning a Congressional Committee’s Request for Trump’s Tax Return


September 13, 2019
Internal Revenue Service stated that it would not provide these records regarding a request for communications as “return information of a third party are confidential and may not be disclosed unless specifically authorized by law.” American Oversight sought communications concerning a draft memo concluding that the Department of Treasury is required to produce any tax return information requested by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

FOIA to IRS Seeking External Communications Regarding Certain Donor Disclosure Requirements

August 7, 2019
FOIA to the Internal Revenue Service seeking communications with external groups regarding potential changes to donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt organizations, including politically active 501(c)(4) organizations.