Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 25, 2024 | Updated: June 25, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (June 2024) Submission related to “State of Florida Judiciary Courts: Current electronic copy of IRS form W-9”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 06/12/24

Original Subject:
Request for State of Florida Judiciary Courts: Current electronic copy of IRS form W-9.

Original Message:
Requesters note: the requester acknowledges that a similar request for the same document was made to the clerk of the court whom [REDACTED]. The office of the Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida is in the same building as the clerk of the court [REDACTED]. The office of the Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida is in ste 106 and the managers name is David Fina whose assistant is Millie Scheinder. This new request gives the contact info for Fina and Schiender whom are directly responsible for supplying the correct IRS W-9 form. The requester has the DUNNS number, Cage Number and UEI number but needs the IRS W-9 form to complete the investigation. Thank you for the Sunshine Request service that allows us to make these requests anonymously.

200 Ohio Ave S, Ste. 106, Live Oak, FL 32064-3239
David W Fina, Manager Email: [email protected]
Assistant: Millie Schneider Email: [email protected]

The disclosure of the information I’m requesting is not primarily in my commercial interest, and I believe is likely to contribute to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government, making the disclosure a matter of public interest. If your office is not the custodian of this record, please steer this request through the proper channels to reach its destination. Please reply to me within 10 days, as prescribed by IRS Publication 1589. Should your office deny this request, please state in writing the basis for the denial (including the exact statutory reference authorizing the denial).

Please provide the electronic copy of IRS form W-9 for the “Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida”. I am hoping to find out the Employer Identification Number [EIN] of this public entity.

Although I’m requesting the EIN for this particular branch of the “Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida”, I believe that there are 484 Branches and one Subsidiary operating under the same name (“Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida”) ... which may all be under one umbrella, and would mean there is only one EIN for the entire system. If this is the case, then please provide me with that EIN.

Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and clear explanations of those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

In order to move things along, I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely by me and my email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Government Entity:
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Start Date / End Date:
June 11, 2024 - June 22, 2024

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Editor’s Note 06/25/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive, or to what specific government entity the request should be sent.

As it’s written, it is unlikely that any entity would be able to search for the records requested without further clarification — we find the request to be overly broad and unclear. Please feel free to revise and submit a new request through our website. Please clearly indicate any specific details, subject, message, keywords, dates, record types, City / County / State, etc. about the exact public records that are being requested.

Additionally — please note. We assume the sender is referring to the following request, previously completed on our site on April 24, 2024:
(March 2024) Request for State of Florida Judiciary Courts: Current electronic copy of IRS form W-9.

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Status: Completed


  • June 25, 2024 6:36 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending