SCOTUS has a third-party records tax summons case, but not necessarily a 4A case, yet; it might become one

Added to Most Recent SCOTUS cases is Polselli v. Internal Revenue Service, 21-1599, cert. gr. Dec. 9, 2022, argument Mar. 29, 2023 (ScotusBlog). It is a third-party records summons case where the parties’ cert papers don’t even mention the Fourth Amendment, but one mentions Carpenter. The petitioner’s merits brief does, and Miller. The respondent’s brief is due this week. The issue:

Whether the exception in I.R.C. § 7609(c)(2)(D)(i) to the notice requirements for an Internal Revenue Service summons on third-party recordkeepers applies only when the delinquent taxpayer owns or has a legal interest in the summonsed records, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has held, or whether the exception applies to a summons for anyone’s records whenever the IRS thinks that person’s records might somehow help it collect a delinquent taxpayer’s liability, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits have held.

This caught my eye via Forbes: Supreme Court To Decide If IRS Can Secretly Access Bank Records by Nick Sybilla.

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