"Freedom of Information Requests and Your Appeal Rights"
You may appeal with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) within 35 days after IRS (1) denies you access to a record in whole or in part; (2) has made an adverse determination as to your category as a requester; (3) denies your request for a fee waiver or reduction; or (4) has advised you that no records responsive to your request exist. In addition, you may appeal within 10 days when a request for expedited processing has been denied.
Your appeal must be in writing, must be signed by you, and must contain:
- Your name and address,
- Description of the requested records,
- Date of the request (and a copy, if possible),
- Identity of the office and contact on the response letter, and
- Date of the letter denying the request (and a copy, if possible).
Mail your FOIA appeal to:
Attention: FOIA Appeals
5045 E Butler Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727-5136
For further information regarding an IRS Determination to Withhold Records Exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, please refer to Notice 393 (Revision date 8-2002).