TIGTA Correspondence Files Regarding Church of Scientology Tax Exemption

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration of the United States of America.
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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request a copy of all written or electronic correspondence that mentions "Church of Scientology" that was received by this agency from any of the following government officials within the time frame beginning January 4, 1999 and ending December 31, 2014:

(1) Congressional members, or their staff, from the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight (a subdivision of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee)

(2) Congressional members, or their staff, from the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs (a subdivision of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

(3) U.S. Department of Treasury IRS Oversight Board members or their staff

(4) The Special Adviser on International Religious Freedom, or his/her staff, from the National Security Council (a subdivision of the U.S. Whitehouse Administration)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the unique aspects of the Church of Scientology's controversial tax exemption and the undetermined reasons behind why special tax privileges were granted to this organization. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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.


Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: *TIGTA FOIA Reading Room

Good morning Ms. Seibert,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request below. Thank you.

Diane K. Bowers (for Darlene Fulton)
Government Information Specialist
TIGTA/Chief Counsel/Disclosure Branch
Phone 202-927-7043
Fax 202-622-3339