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IRS seeks information about Norway bank accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Federal courts in Oklahoma and several other states have authorized the Internal Revenue Service to gather information from financial institutions in those states about people who have used certain credit or debit cards in Norway.

The US Department of Justice said Tuesday that three other requests are pending.

The United States is trying to identify people who used specific debit or credit cards issued by certain US financial institutions so that Norway can determine if those people have complied with Norwegian tax laws. A total of 18 US institutions are identified — including 66 Federal Credit Union and BOKF, NA, the parent company of Bank of Oklahoma.

There are no allegations of wrongdoing by the institutions.

The other states are Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Mississippi and New Hampshire.