Microsoft has filed a lawsuit in the District of Columbia federal court against IRS. According to the lawsuit, IRS entered into a contract this year with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan for more than $2 million in connection with its examination of Microsoft’s tax returns between 2004 and 2009. Microsoft wants to know more details about the agreement between IRS and Quinn Emanuel. Microsoft requested for complete Quinn Emanuel contract and other documents from IRS, but IRS had not fulfilled a Freedom of Information request.
Microsoft provided the following statement regarding this case,
“Government agencies, funded by citizens, have an obligation of transparency under the Freedom of Information Act. The IRS has failed to meet the deadline to respond to a valid FOIA request, and we’re simply asking a Court to ensure that the IRS meets its obligations.”
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