AAF Foundation Files Amicus to Protect Nonprofit Organizations from IRS

September 27th, 2023

Advancing American Freedom Foundation led an amicus brief co-signed with 70 other groups and organizations in Buckeye Institute v. IRS, in a case compelling 501 (c)(3) organizations to disclose their donors for IRS surveillance.

“This demand from the Internal Revenue Service is both invasive and unjustified; nonprofit organizations are protected by the First Amendment and should never be forced by the government to disclose their donors,” said J. Marc Wheat, AAF General Counsel. “The IRS’s requirement chills donors’ First Amendment speech and assembly rights out of fear of the IRS mishandling confidential information or political retribution for private donations. Advancing American Freedom will continue to defend American’s rights against burdensome regulations that leave them vulnerable to the government.”

The amicus brief is linked here.