IRS Plans to Begin Releasing Electronic Nonprofit Tax Forms Next Year – The Chronicle of Philanthropy

IRS Plans to Begin Releasing Electronic Nonprofit Tax Forms Next Year – The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Internal Revenue Service said today it is working on a technology that should allow it to release electronic versions of Form 990 tax filings by early 2016, a move that would make it far easier for the public to search for information about nonprofit finances and operations.

The announcement follows a court ruling that ordered the agency to produce nine nonprofit tax forms in machine-readable format in a legal battle with Public.Resource.Org, an open-records advocacy group headed by Carl Malamud.

“The IRS has been actively considering how to incorporate new technology into its exempt-organization-return processing capabilities in order to better support the exempt organizations and those who use the Forms 990 data,” it said in a statement.

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