Trump Organization Communications (Virginia Department of Taxation)

Cameron Koob filed this request with the Virginia Department of Taxation of Virginia.
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From: Cameron Koob

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All communications in your possession, of any type whatsoever, to and from the Trump Organization and any Trump Organization subsidiaries or their agents regarding tax abatements, exemptions, subsidies, or reductions on their real or personal property.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Cameron Koob

From: Virginia Department of Taxation

Good afternoon,

Please find my response attached.

Respectfully,
Mike Palmer

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Michael E. Palmer

Disclosure Officer

Office of General Legal and Technical Services

Virginia Department of Taxation

(804) 404-4029 (T)* | *(804) 786-2806 (F)

*CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: *This email message, including any attachments, is
for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential
information. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the
sender by reply email and immediately delete all copies of the original
message. Confidential taxpayer information is protected by Va. Code
Ann. § 58.1-3. In addition, unauthorized access or use of any federal
confidential taxpayer information may be a violation of Title 18, U.S.
Code, Section 1030, and may subject the individual to criminal and civil
penalties pursuant to Title 26, U.S. Code, Sections 6103, 7213, 7213(A),
and 7431.

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From: Cameron Koob

Hello Mr. Palmer,

Thank you for your reply- the information I requested does not in fact appear to be entirely confidential under the law you cited:

According to Va. Code § 58.1-3:

"The provisions of this subsection shall not be applicable, however, to:

1. Matters required by law to be entered on any public assessment roll or book;

2. Acts performed or words spoken, published, or shared with another agency or subdivision of the Commonwealth in the line of duty under state law; [...]

4. The sales price, date of construction, physical dimensions or characteristics of real property, or any information required for building permits;"

[https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/58.1-3/]

My request was:

All communications in your possession, of any type whatsoever, to and from the Trump Organization and any Trump Organization subsidiaries or their agents regarding tax abatements, exemptions, subsidies, or reductions on their real or personal property.

I will happily amend my request to the following: "Any communications with information required by law to be entered on public assessment rolls or books, as well as any information required for building permits on 3550 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or the Trump Vineyard Estates."

Best,

Cameron Koob

From: Virginia Department of Taxation

Mr. Koob,

Good morning. Can you please give me a call when you have a moment? I
want to clarify your request.

Respectfully,
Mike Palmer

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Michael E. Palmer

Disclosure Officer

Office of General Legal and Technical Services

Virginia Department of Taxation

(804) 404-4029 (T)* | *(804) 786-2806 (F)

*CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: *This email message, including any attachments, is
for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential
information. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the
sender by reply email and immediately delete all copies of the original
message. Confidential taxpayer information is protected by Va. Code
Ann. § 58.1-3. In addition, unauthorized access or use of any federal
confidential taxpayer information may be a violation of Title 18, U.S.
Code, Section 1030, and may subject the individual to criminal and civil
penalties pursuant to Title 26, U.S. Code, Sections 6103, 7213, 7213(A),
and 7431.

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