Internal Revenue Service adopts optional disclosure rules on charitable contribution reporting
December 10, 2015
Using the unusual venue of an e-mail, IRS has sought to assure charitable organizations that proposed regs issued in September wouldn't make mandatory changes to the way donees currently acknowledge charitable gifts of $250 or more. The proposed regs would merely implement an optional donee reporting procedure, authorized by Code Sec. 170(f)(8)(D), for substantiating such charitable contributions.
For how long will this be optional?