Coinbase [IRS]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.


From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents mentioning the Bitcoin hosting company Coinbase, based out of San Francisco, California, their employees, and their customers, including requests for information about specific customers or employees, as well as general information about Coinbase and/or Bitcoin. Please include any and all relevant documents, including emails, memorandums, PowerPoint presentations and court filings.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Rich Jones


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 2, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internal Revenue Service

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Rich Jones

This is an appeal.

Although some search results may be exempt from disclosure, the IRS has already made public statements regarding the subject matter, including 'Notice 2014-21' and 'IR-2014-36', and therefore there must exist non-exempt materials relevant to the request, which you are legally required to provide.

Thanks you,
Rich Jones.

From: Internal Revenue Service

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.