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Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service Freedom of Information Act Public Access Portal

This portal provides members of the public with basic information on how to obtain access to records maintained by the IRS.

Access FOIA Library

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library provides access to tax records already available to the public. The library consists of tax records, such as:

  • Published Tax Guidance
  • Administrative Manuals and Instructions
  • Training and Reference Materials
  • Frequently Requested Records
  • Reports
  • Other Information Available to Public

Request Routine Access Records

No FOIA request is required to receive Routine Access records. The following types of records are available under Routine Agency Procedure:

  • Copies of tax returns
  • Copies of transcripts (income transcripts, account transcripts, etc.)
  • Tax exempt documents available under IRC 6104
  • Written determination documents available under IRC 6110

Submit FOIA Request Online

Before submitting a FOIA request, check the FOIA library for the record you wish to access. If the record is unavailable, you may submit a request. To submit a request, sign in to the FOIA Portal.

The IRS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Public Access Portal now uses a sign on system that requires identity verification. If you created a FOIA account prior to June 26, 2023, you'll need to register or sign in through 

Check Request Status

Users may sign in to their account to view request details and check status of an existing request. Users may also check the status of their request without signing in.