Council of Nonprofits in the News

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IRS Improperly Granted Charity Status to EZ Filers

The shorter form may have helped reduce the IRS’s backlog of applications, but it has invited fraud, said Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: IRS, Form 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption
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IRS Withdraws Proposal That Would Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers

In December, we reported on the “dangerous” proposition, explaining this rule would require the charity to collect donors’ names,...

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Drops Proposed Charity Regulations After Identity Theft Risk Outcry

The number of comments exploded to 38,000 by the Dec.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Backs Off On Donor SSN Rule

The National Council of Nonprofits had rallied against the proposal since it was first introduced in September, primarily on the grounds that it could facilitate scam artists seeking to solicit private information.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Won’t Ask Nonprofits to Collect Social Security Numbers

Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, also rallied against the effort, arguing the rule could have a chilling effect on donors.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Scraps Rule to Collect Donors’ Personal Data

A day before the comment period closed, 215 nonprofit organizations in a joint...

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Dumps Proposal to Ask Charities for SSNs of Donors

Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, had expressed concern about the proposal opening the door for scam artists who would get access to the donees’ personal information.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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Roberts applauds decision to scrap IRS charitable giving bill

Charitable organizations spoke out against the proposed rule.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Nixes Unpopular Charitable Donation Substantiation Rules

Independent Sector and the National Council of Nonprofits also applauded the move.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation
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IRS Rule Change Could Endanger Charities and Donors

Donors aren’t the only ones with something to fear from the proposed rule. Charities, too, are at risk, and they are making their concerns known.

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation

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