26 U.S. Code § 7216 - Disclosure or use of information by preparers of returns
Subsection (a) shall not apply to the use of information in the preparation of, or in connection with the preparation of, State and local tax returns and declarations of estimated tax of the person to whom the information relates.
Subsection (a) shall not apply to a disclosure or use of information which is permitted by regulations prescribed by the Secretary under this section. Such regulations shall permit (subject to such conditions as such regulations shall provide) the disclosure or use of information for quality or peer reviews.
1989—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 101–239 inserted at end “Such regulations shall permit (subject to such conditions as such regulations shall provide) the disclosure or use of information for quality or peer reviews.”
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–647 substituted “and who knowingly or recklessly” for “and who”.
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–369 struck out from introductory text “or declarations or amended declarations of estimated tax under section 6015,” after “chapter 1,” and struck out “or declaration” after “such return” in three places.
1976—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 94–455 struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
Written determinations for this section
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Release dates appear exactly as we get them from the IRS. Some are clearly wrong, but we have made no attempt to correct them, as we have no way guess correctly in all cases, and do not wish to add to the confusion.
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- Permitted Disclosures Without Taxpayer Consent : 2011-02-04
- Use of Summons : 2000-07-21
- Other Assessable Penalties With Respect to the Preparation of Income Tax Returns for Other Persons : 2000-07-21
- Permitted Disclosures Without Taxpayer Consent : 2000-07-21
- Other Provisions of Code : 2000-01-14