The Supreme Court upheld today the confidentiality of tax... - 1987-11-10

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F218.png The Supreme Court upheld today the confidentiality of tax... November 10, 1987, Henry J. Reske, UPI

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court upheld today the confidentiality of tax return information, handing the Church of Scientology a defeat in its bid to obtain IRS records relating to the church.

The court, in a 6-0 ruling with Justice William Brennan and Antonin Scalia not participating, upheld a lower court ruling that the Freedom of Information Act does not outweigh the confidentiality of tax returns.

Chief Justice William Rehnquist said the court could not find anything in the language of the 1976 Tax Reform Act, which dealt with confidentiality of tax return information, or the act's legislative history to support the church's agrument that the material should be released.

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