IRS seized Bitcoin policies

William Green filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # F15093-0047
Status
Rejected

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From: William Green

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents relating to IRS policy regarding the handling, monitoring, safeguarding, and auditing of digital currency, including but not limited to Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Namecoin, seized by the IRS Criminal Investigation division during criminal investigations.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.

Sincerely,

William Green

From: MuckRock.com

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, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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, 2015. 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

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

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, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1001393988.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Internal Revenue Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Internal Revenue Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Internal Revenue Service

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.

From: Internal Revenue Service

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.

From: William Green

I am formally appealing the denial of my request, case number F15093-0047.

There is no reasonable basis for the claim that disclosing how the IRS handles bitcoins and other digital currencies that are in their possession as a result of criminal investigations will compromise criminal investigations.

I am not asking the IRS to disclose how digital currencies relevant to criminal investigations are seized, merely how they are handled, monitored, safeguarded, and audited once they are seized.

I am merely requesting documents on how the IRS handles a certain type of evidence and seized asset.

From: Internal Revenue Service

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Internal Revenue Service

A letter stating that the request appeal has been rejected.

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