Executive Order 10090—Inspection of Income Tax Returns by Federal Trade Commission
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 55(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (53 Stat. 29; 54 Stat. 1008; 55 Stat. 722; 26 U.S.C. 55(a)), and in the interest of the internal management of the Government, it is hereby ordered that corporation income tax returns made for the calendar year 1949 and fiscal years ending in the calendar year 1949 and for any taxable year ending after June 30, 1949, and before July 1, 1950, shall be open to inspection by the Federal Trade Commission as an aid in executing the powers conferred upon such Commission by the Federal Trade Commission Act of September 26, 1914, 38 Stat. 717, such inspection to be in accordance and upon compliance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury in the Treasury decision relating to the inspection of returns by the Federal Trade Commission, approved by me this date.
This Executive order shall be effective upon its filing for publication in the Federal Register.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 6, 1949
Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10090—Inspection of Income Tax Returns by Federal Trade Commission Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278839