IRS PACI reports

Ryan Koronowski filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # F18290-0003
Due Nov. 14, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Ryan Koronowski

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Dear Sir or Madam:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: any Political Activities Compliance Initiative (PACI) reports produced between 2004 and the day your office processes this request. One such report was previously published on your website (here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-continues-program-on-political-campaign-activity-by-charities-stresses-education-and-enforcement), but has since been removed.

As a representative of the news media I am only required to pay for the direct cost of duplication after the first 100 pages. Through this request, I am gathering information on IRS efforts to track and enforce rules prohibiting non-profit organizations from endorsing candidates. That is of current interest to the public as citizens should be aware of how--or if--the federal government enforces a law that impacts the weekly activities of tens of thousands of worship communities across the country.

This information is being sought on behalf of ThinkProgress.org (an online news service) for dissemination to the general public and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a reporter with ThinkProgress, an online news site with a national audience seeking these documents entirely for news-gathering purposes.

I would like to receive the information in the following format: electronic.

Release of the information is in the public interest because it could dispel the mystery of whether or not there was a dispute within IRS over the interpretation of an important court order. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.

As I am making this request as a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate your communicating with me by email or telephone, rather than by mail, if you have questions regarding this request.

I look forward to your reply within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Jack Jenkins


ThinkProgress
202-741-6380

jjenkins@thinkprogress.org

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Koronowski

From: Internal Revenue Service

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