The IRS is proposing that nonprofit charities file an additional return for those making contributions of $250 or more that would include donor information along with their Social Security numbers.
More than two hundred nonprofits voiced opposition to the proposal, citing overhead costs for the purchase and maintenance of data security systems, increased general administrative costs and a significant disincentive for donors to contribute.
“A charitable nonprofit should never be asking a donor for her or his Social Security number when soliciting donations,” the joint letter states, and the proposed regulation “is certain to confuse the public and result in fraud.”
Read complete details at the following Philanthropy News Digest story:
Nonprofits Voice Opposition to IRS Proposal on Social Security Numbers