A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that return information from tax-exempt organizations be made available in a searchable format and to provide the disclosure of the identity of contributors to certain tax-exempt organizations.

Introduced in Senate
Sunlight for Unaccountable Non-profits (SUN) Act 

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require: (1) the annual tax return
information for tax-exempt organizations and deferred compensation plans to be
made available to the public at no charge and in an open structured data format
that is processable by computers, with the information easy to find, access,
reuse, and download in bulk; and (2) the disclosure of the names and addresses
of contributors of $5,000 or more to tax-exempt organizations that participate
or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, any
candidate for public office.



  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

    Feb 3rd, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 3rd, 2017