Executive Order 11457—Inspection of Income, Excess-Profits, Estate, and Gift Tax Returns by the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 55 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1939, as amended (53 Stat. 29, 54 Stat. 1008; 26 U.S.C. (1952 Ed.) 55 (a)), and by section 6103 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (68A Stat. 753; 26 U.S.C. 6103 (a)), it is hereby ordered that any income, excess-profits, estate, or gift tax return for the years 1947 to 1970, inclusive, shall, during the Ninety-first Congress, be open to inspection by the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, in connection with its studies of the operation of Government activities at all levels with a view to determining the economy and efficiency of the Government. Such inspection shall be in accordance and upon compliance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury in Treasury Decisions 6132 and 6133, relating to the inspection of returns by committees of the Congress, approved by the President on May 3, 1955.
This order shall be effective upon its filing for publication in the Federal Register.
The White House
March 4, 1969
NOTE: Executive Order 11457 was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
For an announcement of the Executive order, see the preceding item.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11457—Inspection of Income, Excess-Profits, Estate, and Gift Tax Returns by the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/305926