Source:Atlanta_IRE_Annual_2004John Allman; Craig McCoy; David Ottaway; Cheryl Phillips
Affiliation:Tampa Tribune;The Philadelphia Inquirer;The Washington Post;The Seattle Times
The Internal Revenue Service has different regulations for churches than most other 501c3 nonpofits. Because of this, some of the documents reporters rely upon when investigating nonprofits aren't available. Despite this, there are a number of ways reporters can uncover information about churches. In this tipsheet, Allman lists sources of documents that can help reporters find documents regarding religious organizations when it seems none are available.