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Friday, 10th May 2013

ProPublica Launches Online Tool to Search Nonprofit Tax Forms

By Africa S. Hands

From The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

The investigative-journalism organization ProPublica started a free online service for searching the federal tax returns of more than 615,000 nonprofits.

ProPublica began building its Nonprofit Explorer tool on its Web site shortly after the Internal Revenue Service announced in April that it was making nonprofit tax returns available in a digital, searchable format.

ProPublica’s database provides nonprofit Form 990 information free back to 2001, including executive compensation, total revenue, and other critical financial data

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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