Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
180.0000 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
180.0500 Divulging of Information by Consultants Hired by Local Governments. Section 7056 provides that information may be released to local government agencies and to private persons contracting with local government agencies under certain conditions and subject to certain qualifications. Section 7056 specifically provides in paragraph (b)(1)(B) that a private consultant shall disclose information contained or derived from sales or transactions and use tax records "only to an officer or employee of the county, city and county, city, or district who is authorized . . . to examine the information." A private consultant may not disclose confidential information to an attorney who is retained by it as an independent contractor to provide legal services and is not an employee of the person identified by resolution. 5/20/96.