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The IRS takes nonprofits at their word
The most powerful asset a charity has isn’t always heart or vision. Sometimes it’s tax deductibility. And as of July 1, any group with a little cash and a computer will have a much easier time getting it.
A year after the IRS was first accused of targeting right-wing nonprofits for heightened scrutiny, the agency has decided it’s not worth vetting approximately 80% of the groups seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year. …