On Tuesday, June 14, the House voted to ban the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from requiring nonprofit organizations to list their donors on tax returns. This decision was made after the IRS failed to keep the information confidential on numerous occasions.
“This bill helps ensure that Americans can never again be singled out by the IRS for their political beliefs,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Texas), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Prior to the ban, nonprofit groups have been required to report to the IRS a list of donors who gave at least $5,000. Unfortunately, it has not been visible how the IRS uses such information during audits.