Form 990: Could yours be front page news?

One major difference between Form 990 and the tax forms filed by individuals and businesses has to do with privacy and confidentiality. On Form 990, almost nothing (except the list of donors' names) is private or confidential. The financial data of exempt organizations is out there for the world to see—and now that many Web sites carry copies of Forms 990, "the world" is probably not an exaggeration.

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