Publicly available data on e-filed 990s will now be available in a machine-readable format through Amazon Web Services, the IRS announced.

The data does not include donor information or other personally identifiable information.

Previously, this Form 990 data was only available in image files. The data, which includes filings from 2011 to the present, will now be available as an XML file that is downloadable from the web via AWS.

The data includes 990, 990-EZ and 990-PF and related schedules, with the exception of certain donor information. The IRS also redacts certain personally identifiable tax-ID numbers to prevent misuse. Data from the 990-N e-postcard, used by some smaller exempt organizations, is not available with this data but can be accessed through

More than 60 percent of all 990 returns are e-filed with the IRS. Both paper and e-filed 990 returns will continue to have image files made; these files will continue to be available by DVD.

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