The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access information from federal agencies. FOIAonline allows you to submit FOIA requests to all participating agencies from this website, track the status of requests, search for requests submitted by others, and generate up-to-the-minute reports on FOIA processing.
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Freedom of Information Act Request
After the IRS receives the Freedom of information act request letter from a tax payer (FOIA request for short), the IRS will decide the following within 10 days of receipt of the Freedom of information act request:
What documents the IRS will and won't release to the tax payer.
If any documents will not be released, the reason why the IRS will not release them.
The amount of the Freedom of information act request fee, if any, to copy the documents requested under Freedom of information act.
If the tax payer disagrees with the IRS decision about which documents will not be released, the tax payer may appeal that decision. The IRS must explain the tax payer 's appeal rights in the letter denying the tax payer the documents. The tax payer will need to write another letter to the IRS, the appeal letter.
If the tax payer is still not satisfied after the initial appeal is filed with the IRS, the tax payer may file a la
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