Update to June 7, 2015 post on California Schedule B Filing Requirement
On November 9, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court denied the appeal, thus affirming the 9th Circuit’s denial and upholding the right of the California Attorney General’s requirement for an unredacted Schedule B.
An excerpt from the June 7th post………….
As many nonprofits are aware, California is one of two states requiring the filing of the IRS Form 990 unredacted Schedule B at the time of charity registration and renewal required to be eligible to solicit funds in California. In early May, the 9th Circuit denied the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) an injunction that would have restricted the California Attorney General’s office from making the fully complete Schedule B a filing requirement.
The Schedule B lists the name, address, and amount of donors contributing over $5,000 in a year. CCP, along with other nonprofits, claimed that donors may be harassed if their name is associated with potentially controversial nonprofit organizations. The IRS keeps the Schedule B confidential and only one other state, New York, requires the unredacted Schedule B. California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, states that the Schedule B will be kept confidential by California and not released.
Lets hope so,