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IRS Releasing Electronically-Filed Nonprofit Tax Data

January 01, 1970 | Center for Responsive Politics | News
On June 16, the IRS released more than one million electronically-filed tax forms in bulk, open, machine-readable form; the filings go from 2011 through the most recent reports, most of which cover 2014. The data is now available for anyone to download from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through Amazon S3. The machine-readable data Form 990 data will provide a more textured and complete picture of activity by the nonprofit groups covered. This is a substantial step towards making nonprofit data more accessible, open, and transparent. There is still work to be done, however.
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