The National Football League is asking for an exception to new Form 990 rules that require tax-exempt organizations to disclose the names and salaries of any executives who earn more than $150,000 per year.

The NFL has been disclosing the salary of its top commissioner, but the redesigned Form 990 requires nonprofit organizations to separately list other high executive salaries (see IRS Releases Draft Instructions for Nonprofit Form 990). The league is now asking Congress to intervene so it won't have to provide such detailed disclosures to the IRS, according to the New York Times, but so far it has not found a sponsor in Congress.

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