Wyden Still Probing IRS Donor Disclosure Policy

Senate Finance ranking member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig this week seeking more information about the agency’s decision last year to scrap donor disclosure rules for certain tax-exempt organizations. Among other things, Wyden and Casey want to know why the IRS’s Criminal Investigations office… Read more »

Senate Votes to Overturn Donor Disclosure Rule

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday to reverse recent Treasury Department guidance that limits donor disclosure requirements for nonprofit organizations. The resolution from Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) was approved by the Senate in a 50-49 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) joining every Democrat in support. The measure required only a simply… Read more »

Treasury Nominee Defends Donor Disclosure Change

President Trump’s nominee to be deputy Treasury secretary today defended the agency’s decision to scrap donor disclosure rules for most tax-exempt organizations. Treasury and the IRS announced the policy change last week, saying the IRS no longer has an administrative need for continuing the routine collection of donor names and addresses. Charities and section 527… Read more »