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Major Evangelical Nonprofits Are Trying a New Strategy with the IRS That Allows Them to Hide Their Salariesposted on January 23, 2020
The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that several evangelical nonprofit organizations have changed their IRS status from “nonprofit” to “church.” The news was first reported by MinistryWatch, “an independent, donor-based group that monitors evangelical institutions.” The status change allows the organizations’ finances to remain private. They are not required to disclose how they spend their money and what salaries are for their top employees. “Transparency and accountability send an important message to the world, which is why this trend is so potentially destructive,” said MinistryWatch Spokesperson Warren Cole Smith.