Today, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its statutorily-mandated annual review of IRS responses to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, and section 6103.  TIGTA reviewed a sample of responses to FOIA and Privacy Act requests and determined that the IRS improperly withheld information in 12.3% of those cases.  The report noted that, even where “the IRS properly released thousands of pages from these documents, taxpayer rights still may have been violated because some information was erroneously withheld.”