FreedomWorks Foundation Reacts to IRS Withdrawal of Giving Rule

Following the news that the Internal Revenue Service withdrew its proposed giving regulations, which would have pressured non-profits to collect the Social Security numbers of donors, FreedomWorks Foundation CEO Adam Brandon commented:

“Any day you score a huge victory over the IRS is a great day. This rule would have had a huge impact on charitable giving, and we’re glad that the IRS has withdrawn it. We hope the backlash over this proposed rule sends a message to bureaucrats that we’ll continue to challenge the disturbing advance of the regulatory state.”

FreedomWorks Foundation drove more than 9,000 comments from freedom-loving activists across the country. These comments represent nearly 25 percent of the approximately 38,000 comments the IRS received on the proposed rule.

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