Independent Sector’s Supplemental Report Proposes National Charitable Solicitation Registration Program
The Independent Sector’s Panel on the Nonprofit Sector has recommended a new national electronic filing system for charitable solicitation registration in a Supplemental Report to Congress and the nonprofit sector.
The recommendation to establish the program in the Federal Trade Commission is the most ambitious proposal in a 40-page booklet supplementing recommendations it made last summer (See Nonprofit Issues®, July 1-15, 2005) in response to interest in the sector from the Senate Finance Committee (See Ready Reference Page: “Senate Committee’s White Paper Proposes Vast Expansion of Federal Power Over Charities.”) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (See Nonprofit Issues®, February 1-15, 2005). Altogether, the Report covers nine specific topics, generally including recommendations for Congress, the Internal Revenue System, and the charitable sector.
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