The American Institute of CPAs has sent comments to the Internal Revenue Service recommending changes in the redesigned form for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

While the AICPA acknowledged that the draft redesign of Form 990 contained many improvements to provide transparency of reporting, the institute also complained of the extra burden. "We believe the Form 990 and related instructions must be clear as to reporting requirements," said the letter from Naomi Horsager, chair of the AICPA's 990 Task Force. "However, this objective should be balanced by the fact that the administrative burdens of compliance must be reasonable."

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