More About Information Letters


Information letters are furnished by the IRS National Office in response to requests for general information by taxpayers, by congress-persons on behalf of constituents, or by congress-persons on their own behalf.

The release of information letters is intended to increase public confidence that the tax system operates fairly and in an even-handed manner with respect to all taxpayers.

Responses that merely transmit Service publications or other publicly available material without significant legal discussion, responses to taxpayer or third party contacts that are inquiries with respect to a pending request for a letter ruling, technical advice memorandum, or chief counsel advice (whose disclosure is subject to I.R.C. §6110), and responses to taxpayer or third party communications with respect to any investigation, audit, litigation, or other enforcement action are not being made available for public inspection.