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Freedom of Information Example Letter

Below is a freedom of information example letter to the IRS. You can use this Freedom of information example letter as a guide when contacting the IRS with regards to your Freedom of information act request.



Internal Revenue Service
Attention: FOIA Officer
600 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

December 27,2001

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request

Dear IRS FOIA Officer:

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC § 552, I am requesting copies of:

  • The revenue agent's report, including all notes and workpapers
  • Any and all statements made by me or by any third party to the IRS relating to my audit
  • [identify other records as clearly and as specifically as possible]

Before you fill the request, please inform me of any fees for searching for or copying the records I have requested, unless this amount is less than $50.

If all or any part of this request is denied, please cite the specific exemption that you think justifies the refusal to release the information and inform me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.

I would appreciate your handling this request as quickly as possible, and I look forward to a response within 10 days, as stipulated in Section 552(6)(A)(I).


John Smith
2111 East Street
Denver, CO 80200

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