IRS records re: Jeffrey Edward Epstein

T. McElwee filed this request with the United States Customs and Border Protection of the United States of America.
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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all IRS records concerning JEFFREY EPSTEIN, a deceased U.S. citizen with date of birth January 20, 1953, first 5 digits of social security number 090-41, and residences in New York and U.S. Virgin Islands.

EPSTEIN is widely reported to have died 8/10/2019 in New York City (see attached article from the NY Times). Records concerning Epstein as a subject should thus be assumed free from FOIA Exemption 6, 7(C) and the Privacy Act.

In addition, I request any and all IRS records concerning EPSTEIN in connection to several for-profit entities, including J EPSTEIN & CO., FINANCIAL TRUST CO, and SOUTHERN TRUST CO INC; and all records of IRS registered charities (listed with EIN's) GRATITUDE AMERICA LTD - 66-0789697; ENHANCED EDUCATION, also known as J EPSTEIN VIRGIN ISLANDS FOUNDATION INC - 66-0585379.

To restrict the scope of the search, please keep the timespan of records from calendar year 2004 to the date of this request.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that IRS has no other copies of said records.

Please conduct a search of all systems of records for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, agencies and companies. IRS systems of records of interest include (but are not limited to):

IRS 00.001 Correspondence Files and Correspondence Control Files
IRS 00.002 Correspondence Files: Inquiries about Enforcement Activities
IRS 00.007 Employee Complaint and Allegation Referral Records
IRS 00.333 Third Party Contact Records
IRS 00.334 Third Party Contact Reprisal Records
IRS 10.001 Biographical Files, Communications and Liaison
IRS 10.004 Stakeholder Relationship Management and Subject Files
IRS 10.008 Certified Professional Employer Organizations
IRS 10.555 Volunteer Records
IRS 21.001 Tax Administration Advisory Services Resources Records
IRS 22.003 Annual Listing of Undelivered Refund Checks
IRS 22.011 File of Erroneous Refunds
IRS 22.026 Form 1042S Index by Name of Recipient
IRS 22.027 Foreign Information System (FIS)
IRS 22.028 Disclosure Authorizations for U.S. Residency Certification Letters
IRS 22.032 Individual Microfilm Retention Register
IRS 22.054 Subsidiary Accounting Files
IRS 22.060 Automated Non-Master File
IRS 22.061 Information Return Master File
IRS 22.062 Electronic Filing Records
IRS 24.030 Customer Account Data Engine Individual Master File
IRS 24.046 Customer Account Data Engine Business Master File
IRS 24.047 Audit Underreporter Case Files
IRS 26.001 Acquired Property Records
IRS 26.006 Form 2209, Courtesy Investigations
IRS 26.009 Lien Files
IRS 26.012 Offer in Compromise Files
IRS 26.013 Trust Fund Recovery Cases/One Hundred Percent Penalty Cases
IRS 26.014 Record 21, Record of Seizure and Sale of Real Property
IRS 26.019 Taxpayer Delinquent Account Files
IRS 26.020 Taxpayer Delinquency Investigation Files
IRS 26.021 Transferee Files
IRS 30.003 Requests for Printed Tax Materials Including Lists
IRS 30.004 Security Violations
IRS 34.003 Assignment and Accountability of Personal Property Files
IRS 34.009 Safety Program Files
IRS 34.012 Emergency Preparedness Cadre Assignments and Alerting Roster Files
IRS 34.013 Identification Media Files System for Employees and Others Issued IRS Identification
IRS 34.014 Motor Vehicle Registration and Entry Pass Files
IRS 34.016 Security Clearance Files
IRS 34.021 Personnel Security Investigations
IRS 34.022 Automated Background Investigations System (ABIS)
IRS 34.037 Audit Trail and Security Records
IRS 35.001 Reasonable Accommodation Request Records
IRS 36.001 Appeals, Grievances and Complaints Records
IRS 36.003 General Personnel and Payroll Records
IRS 37.006 Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, and Information Management Records
IRS 37.007 Practitioner Disciplinary Records
IRS 37.009 Enrolled Agent and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent Records
IRS 37.111 Preparer Tax Identification Number Records
IRS 42.001 Examination Administrative Files
IRS 42.002 Excise Compliance Programs
IRS 42.005 Whistleblower Office Records
IRS 42.008 Audit Information Management System
IRS 42.017 International Enforcement Program Information Files
IRS 42.021 Compliance Programs and Projects Files
IRS 42.027 Data on Taxpayers' Filing on Foreign Holdings
IRS 42.031 Anti-Money Laundering/Bank Secrecy Act and Form 8300
IRS 42.888 Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Records
IRS 44.001 Appeals Case Files
IRS 44.003 Appeals Centralized Data
IRS 44.004 Art Case Files
IRS 44.005 Expert Witness and Fee Appraiser Files
IRS 46.002 Criminal Investigation Management Information System and Case Files
IRS 46.003 Confidential Informants
IRS 46.005 Electronic Surveillance and Monitoring Records
IRS 46.015 Relocated Witnesses
IRS 46.050 Automated Information Analysis System
IRS 48.001 Disclosure Records
IRS 48.008 Defunct Special Service Staff Files Being Retained Because of Congressional Directive
IRS 49.001 Collateral and Information Requests System
IRS 49.002 Tax Treaty Information Management System
IRS 50.001 Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE) Correspondence Control Records
IRS 50.003 Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE) Reports of Significant Matters
IRS 50.222 Tax Exempt/Government Entities (TE/GE) Case Management Records
IRS 60.000 Employee Protection System Records
IRS 70.001 Individual Income Tax Returns, Statistics of Income
IRS 90.001 Chief Counsel Management Information System Records
IRS 90.002 Chief Counsel Litigation and Advice (Civil) Records
IRS 90.003 Chief Counsel Litigation and Advice (Criminal) Records
IRS 90.004 Chief Counsel Legal Processing Division Records
IRS 90.005 Chief Counsel Library Records
IRS 90.006 Chief Counsel Human Resources and Administrative Records

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.


T. McElwee

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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (

* Tracking Number: CBP-2019-085163
* Requester Name: T. McElwee
* Date Submitted: 09/16/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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From: United States Customs and Border Protection

CBP-2019-085163 has been processed with the following final disposition: Not an Agency Record

This notice acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received on 09/16/2019 in which you are seeking any and all IRS records concerning JEFFREY EPSTEIN.

Unfortunately, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( CBP) is unable to assist you with your request.  Records pertaining to your complaint may be held by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).   Information on filing a FOIA request with the IRS can be found at:

Your request to CBP has been closed.



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