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D E P A R T M E N TO F T H E T R E A S U R Y

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WASHINGTON. D.C. 20224


SMALL BUSINESS/SELF.EMPLOYEO OIVISION

October 4.2010 ErikLarson History Commons

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DearMr. Larson:

I am responding yourSepternber to 26,2009,Freedom Information (FOIA) Act request of directed the Federal to Bureau lnvestigation of received our officeSeptember in 24,2010. pertaining Earnest May. You askedfor information to R. yourrequest, FBI located document page)thatoriginated the Whileprocessing (1 the a in Internal Revenue Service.Theyaskedthatwe evaluate and respond it directly you. to We havecompleted review thisdocument we are withholding in full. The our of and it basis thisdenial FOIAexemption for (bX3) conjunction Internal is in with Revenue Code $ 6103(a). (bX3)of the FOIAexempts Subsection fromdisclosure matters are specifically that exempted statute.The information by beingwithheld underFreedom Information of Act (bX3)consists thirdpartytax information, disclosure whichis exemption of the of prohibited Internal by Revenue Code$ 6103(a). I haveenclosed your Notice 393explaining appeal rights. please Tax LawSpecialist ff you haveanyquestions call Janice Rudolph, # 0218169, lD at (202)283-7388 writeto: Internal or Revenue Service, Disclosure HQ Office, MailStop C2-235,5000 EllinRoad, Lanham, 20706.Please MD refer casenumber to 50-2010-04555.
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Disclosure Manager (HQ) Headquarters Disclosure Office Enclosure

Information an IRSDetermination \lVithhold on to Records Exempt From TheFreedom lnturmaton - 5 U.S.C. of Act 552
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(A) requiree thc matters withheld that be fromthe puHicin sucha manner to leaveno as diecretion the issue,or on (B) edablbheeparticular criteria withholding refers particular for or to typesof mattecto bc withheld. Note: lntenal RwcnueCodeeectbns 6103and6105arestatutec wtrichqualify for o<empdon treatmentSecton616 proted the confidentallty ta returrr 3 of and infomatbn pertainirB a taxpaycrcollected thc lRS. Secdon to by 6105 protectsinformatlon obtalned ftom a foreigncountryundera tax beaty. or (b)( ) o tr& secretrandcommerclal financial informatbn ottalnedfroma pemon and prMlegdor conlldential, (bxs). inter-agency inba-agency or memorandunp letters or wlridrvrould be available not by lawto a partyother thanan agency lftigatbn in withthe agency,

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