IRS Policies on Sharing Data with Private Debt Collectors

Matt Stoller filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
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From: Matt Stoller

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I want the policy guidelines for the Internal Revenue Service's relationship with private debt collectors, specifically on what information sharing is allowed and/or recommended.

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.


Matt Stoller

From: Brewer Kathleen M

Mr. Stoller,

We are in receipt of your FOIA request. The FOIA requires that you submit a written, "signed" request. Please "sign" your request and return to me via email:<>. Thank you for your response and cooperation.


Editor's Note: Submitted signed request by mail.

From: Brewer Kathleen M

Good Morning Matt,
I am following-up on my Jan. 15th email below. Without your signature on this FOIA request we cannot proceed with your request and it is considered invalid. Please sign the request as soon as possible and return to me via email to<>. Thanks for your cooperation.

From: Matt Stoller


Thank you for your followup. The signed request was sent by mail on January 15. Could you confirm receipt when it arrives?

Shawn Musgrave

From: Brewer Kathleen M

Thank you for your response. I will let you know when I receive the signed requests from Mr. Purvis and Mr. Stoller.

From: Internal Revenue Service

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