IRS Improperly Granted Charity Status to EZ Filers

IRS Improperly Granted Charity Status to EZ Filers

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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. Not only does the agency need to devote resources to weeding out improperly filed forms but states and localities may lose tax revenue from groups that don’t deserve a tax exemption.

"The IRS is handing out tax-exempt statuses like it’s Halloween candy," he said.

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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