Tag Archives: third-party summons

The IRS Is Struck Down Again in Privilege Dispute

Courts continue to strike down the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as it continues to test the bounds of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine through the issuance of improper summonses. In the last several years, the IRS has filed numerous summons enforcement proceedings related to the production of documents generally protected by the attorney-client … Continue Reading

Generic IRS Publication Fails to Satisfy the Advance Notice Requirement for Third Party Contacts

In Baxter v. United States, No. 4:15-cv-04764 (ND Cal. 2016), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a third-party summons for the petitioner’s 2011 tax year to the California Supreme Court seeking documents relating to payments made to the petitioner for his legal representation of capital defendants.  The petitioner brought a timely petition to quash the 2011 third-party … Continue Reading