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summons

[sum′əns]
Etymology: OFr, somondre, to remind secretly
(in law) a document issued by a clerk of the court on the filing of a complaint. A sheriff, marshal, or other appointed person serves the summons, notifying a person that an action has been begun against him or her. See also service of process.
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The summons are genuine and worth issued, signed and stamped.
Service of summons by publication can be resorted to only if the defendant's 'whereabouts are unknown and cannot be ascertained by diligent inquiry.
The summons relates to an investigation being conducted for a legitimate purpose.
The summons is an effort to identify American taxpayers who have used Bitcoin services to evade paying taxes.
The IRS can issue a summons directly to a taxpayer, to witnesses, and to third-party recordkeepers.
In this case, we filed a petition to enforce a summons for offshore documents, but thats only one of the tools we have available for gathering information.
Political instability has erupted in the island nation in the past week with a group of opposition parliamentarians, all supporters of Rajapakse, staging protests in the capital over the summons issued on the former president.
This column addresses summonses when issued in taxpayer examinations and is not designed or intended to be a full articulation of the significant legal implications of a summons or its enforcement.
The summons should provide the name and address of the person summonsed, a specific description of the material it is seeking (look for the words "any and all"), including oral testimony, the time and place for the delivery or appearance of the taxpayer, and some information on the reimbursement of reasonable costs for the production of records.
Swamy further said that the court examined this case for a long time and checked every document meticulously, and then only issued summons.