Nonprofits assail IRS for charitable-giving rules

Nonprofits assail IRS for charitable-giving rules

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Nonprofit organizations and charities are sounding the alarm about a new regulatory proposal from the IRS that would encourage them to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors. 

They warn the proposed rules could have a “chilling effect” on donations and depress funding for programs that help the nation’s most vulnerable people.

“That means a child will go without a meal, or a family will go without shelter, or a senior citizen will go without life-saving medical care,” said Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits.


The rules could create problems even for nonprofits that decline to participate. Scammers could call unwitting donors, pretending to represent a charitable organization, and demand their Social Security numbers.

This would “slander” the good name of nonprofits, said Pearl Wright, interim director of the Utah Nonprofits Association.

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The Hill

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