|Submitted||Feb. 2, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I would like to obtain all records, correspondence, logs, notes, statistics, manuals, or memos relating to the IRS/DOS program that involves the revocation of passports for individuals that are delinquent on tax obligations. I would like to obtain information on the number of passports denied, revoked, or cancelled as well as manual and memos on this process and what (if any) administrative appeal rights individuals would be given.
These records are known to exist and are detailed here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/revocation-or-denial-of-passport-in-case-of-certain-unpaid-taxes#passport as well as on the DOS website. Please contact me if more clarification is needed, do not close my request without consulting me first.
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.
A fix is required to perfect the request.
To whom this may concern,
I respectfully appeal this decision. The IRS has ALREADY released documents (which you can see here: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/03/01/2-15-18_MR48242_RES.pdf) indicating that Carl C. Risch, Assistance Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State has significant knowledge of the records requested. Please have Mr. Risch review my request for records, at a minimum the MOU should be released.