The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Federal agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions or three exclusions of the FOIA. This right of access is enforceable in court.
The Privacy Act of 1974 is another federal law regarding federal government records or information about individuals. The Privacy Act establishes certain controls over how executive branch agencies of the federal government gather, maintain, and disseminate personal information.
The Privacy Act can also be used to obtain access to information, but it pertains only to records that federal agencies maintain about individual U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens. The FOIA, on the other hand, covers virtually all records in the possession and control of federal executive branch agencies.
The Freedom of information act is a vital tool in efforts to gain a clear picture with your tax problem. Our team at Anthem Tax Services will find the best possible solution to help get you back on track. Remember, information is one of the most important aspects of resolving any issue. Especially Tax Debt.