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Harry S. Truman
1945-1953


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  EXECUTIVE ORDER 10304  
INSPECTION OF INCOME, EXCESS-PROFITS, DECLARED VALUE EXCESS-PROFITS, CAPITAL STOCK, ESTATE, AND GIFT TAX RETURNS BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
By virtue of the authority vested in me by sections 55(a), 508, 603, 729(a), and 1204 of the Internal Revenue Code (53 Stat. 29, 11, 171; 54 Stat. 989, 1008; 55 Stat. 722; 26 U.S.C. 55(a), 508, 603, 729(a), and 1204), it is hereby ordered that any income, excess-profits, declared value excess-profits, capital stock, estate, or gift tax return for any period to and including 1950 shall be open to inspection by the Senate Committee on Armed Services or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof for the purpose of exercising a continuous watchfulness through a continuous study of all policies, programs, activities, operations, facilities, requirements, and practices of the Department of Defense, the Armed Services, and other agencies exercising functions relating to them, and the administration thereof, subject to the conditions stated in the Treasury decision (1) relating to the inspection of such returns by that committee, approved by me this date.
This Executive order shall be effective upon its filing for publication in the FDEDERAL REGISTER.

HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 29, 1951

(1) 26 CFR, Part 458.