Website closures related to government shutdown (Internal Revenue Service)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States of America.
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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents related to the operations of federal websites during the government shutdown. Specifically:

1) Memos and shutdown plans addressing the operation of this agency's websites during a government shutdown
2) Any cost-benefit analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
3) Any security analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
4) Annual budget documents showing the costs of operating of this agency's website

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.


Zack Sampson


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 1, 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: Higley Denise

Zack Sampson,

I am in receipt of your letter dated October 31, 2013 regarding a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 1, 2013. I am currently processing your FOIA request (F14291-0190).

In light of the government shutdown that took place October 1, 2013 through October 16, 2013, there was no action taken on your request during this time.

I will notify you in writing if additional time is needed to process your request per the FOIA statutory guidelines.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank You

Denise Higley
Tax Law Specialist
HQ Disclosure Office FOIA
M/S 7000
1973 N Rulon White Blvd
Ogden, UT 84404
801-620-7638 fax: 801-620-7676

From: Internal Revenue Service

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From: Internal Revenue Service

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