The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that the IRS can secretly obtain the financial records of third parties in delinquent taxpayer cases.
The IRS, which received $80 billion to hire 87,000 additional employees via the Inflation Reduction Act, doesn’t have to notify parties who aren’t under investigation when seeking banking records related to the tax delinquency of another person.
According to The Epoch Times, one lawyer said the new ruling gives the IRS “startlingly broad authority to pry into the financial records of people who may be only remotely connected to a delinquent taxpayer.”
The ruling is a victory for the Biden administration and its efforts to harass working-class Americans.
Supreme Court: IRS Can Obtain Bank Records Of 3rd Parties Not Under Investigation https://t.co/EnpaYiG9RW
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The Epoch Times provided further details:
At oral arguments on March 29, the justices seemed sympathetic to the claim of the wife of a man who