IRS–GoC communications regarding Brad Birkenfeld relevations in 2010.

Martin McGreal filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.


From: Martin McGreal

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide us with all communications between the IRS and the Government of Canada, wherein the subject of Brad Birkenfeld’s revelations and documentation as it relates to Canada is discussed for the period January 2010–December 2010.

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.


Martin McGreal

From: Internal Revenue Service

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


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 20, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jensen Anne M

We received 4 follow-up requests regarding communications between the IRS and the Government of Canada regarding revelations and documentation by Brad Birkenfeld relating to Canada.

Please be advised that your original requests of June 19, 2013, received on June 25, 2013, were responded to in one letter dated July 10, 2013.

For your convenience, I have attached your original requests, your follow-up requests and the original response letter. Please note the 5 FOIA case numbers detailed in the last paragraph of the letter. These numbers relate to your 5 original requests of which we only received four follow-up requests.

Anne M. Jensen
Anne M. Jensen
Senior Disclosure Analyst