Jump directly to the content

"Information Returns" for Donors

President's proposal sparks outcry.

• As noted in a separate article in this newsletter, the President's initial tax proposals submitted to Congress in January contained a provision requiring charities (including churches) to issue annual information returns to donors who contribute more than $500 in cash or property. This proposal generated a firestorm of opposition, and was quickly dropped from the President's proposal and was not contained in the House bill that presented the President's plan. Significantly, the Democratic alternative did not contain this proposal. The idea is now dead. To make sure that it stays dead, we encourage readers to call the White House "opinion line" at 1-202-456-1111. State that you are a minister or church leader, and that you are opposed to the President's proposal to require churches and other charities to issue "information returns" to donors who contribute more than $500. If several ...

Join now to access this member-only content

Become a Member

Already a member? for full access.

Related Topics:
  • May 1, 1992

Related ResourcesVisit Store

Increase Giving at Church
Increase Giving at Church
Develop practical and digital strategies to cultivate a culture of giving.
Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions
Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions
Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.
Receipts for Donors
Receipts for Donors
16 letters and forms for providing receipts to donors for different donations.