WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to bar the Internal Revenue Service from requiring nonprofit groups to list their donors on tax returns, saying the agency has failed to keep the information confidential.
The bill was approved Tuesday, 240-182. Republicans say the IRS has shown it can't be trusted with the information, especially when it comes to conservative groups.
In 2014, a federal court ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the conservative National Organization for Marriage after confidential information about the group's donors was published on the website of a political opponent.
The White House threatened a veto, saying the bill would impede the ability of the IRS to enforce tax laws and reduce transparency for private groups and foundations that are active in politics.