Scientology IRS FOIA Requests (1970s)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all initial FOIA requests plus the correlating final determination letters filed by attorney Joel Kreiner on behalf of his client(s), the Founding Church of Scientology and/or the Church of Scientology of California, during the period beginning January 1, 1970 and ending December 31, 1980.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the case law precedent established in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, affirmed by the US Supreme Court and all appellate levels in between, which were a direct result of the FOIA requests I am seeking. E.g.:

Additionally, the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, 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.


Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Internal Revenue Service

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