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Congresswoman Candice Miller

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Rep. Miller Applauds IRS Decision to Drop Proposed Rule on Non-Profit Donations

January 7, 2016
Press Release
Rep. Candice Miller says non-profit organizations shouldn’t be responsible for protecting sensitive personal information, and rule would have deterred donors

WASHINGTON –U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it is dropping its proposed rule, entitled: “Substantiation Requirements for Certain Contributions,” which would pressure non-profit organizations to collect the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of donors who contribute more than $250:

“Last month, after hearing from non-profit organizations in my District, I wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen expressing my concern over this proposed rule and the adverse impact it would have on these organizations’ ability to raise money. Non-profits should not be responsible for collecting and protecting donors’ personal information, and having them do so would create an undue burden on them and likely deter contributors who fear their personal information would be stolen. Today, I welcome the Commissioner’s decision to drop this misguided rule, which would be certain to hinder charitable organizations’ ability to serve members of our communities most in-need.”