CUI Category: Taxpayer Advocate Information
A local taxpayer advocate (LTA) has the discretion to not disclose to the IRS contact with, or information provided by, a taxpayer. Such discretion may result in declinations of requests for information by IRS personnel including cases involving criminal tax investigations or those where the failure to provide information to the IRS would be beneficial to the taxpayer but to the detriment of the IRS. Such discretion does not extend to cases where the LTA believes a taxpayer is using the Taxpayer Advocate’s office to perpetuate a fraud on the government or in cases where the information is sought in litigation.
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Notes for Safeguarding, Dissemination and Sanction Authorities:
- Whether CUI is Basic or Specified is determined by the applicable Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority for that CUI.
- Each "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" citation links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy authorizing the control of that information as CUI.
- Each "Sanctions" authority links to the statute, regulation or government-wide policy that includes penalties for CUI misuse of CUI for the associated "Safeguarding and/or Dissemination Authority" on the same line.
Authority links are updated based on regular re-publication of the United States Code and Code of Federal Regulations, and the CUI Registry maintenance schedule.