Is it safe for GuideStar to make my EIN number so publicly visible? There are all kinds of articles from the government about keeping that number secure.
Good Morning Scott,
Thank you for contacting the GuideStar Community.
Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are public information; they appear on IRS Forms 1023, 1024, and 990, which by law are public documents. Any donor who donates to a public charity, such are yours, needs access to the EIN in order claim tax deductions on their annual filing.
You may contact the Nonprofit Division of the IRS for more information at: (877) 829-5500 (toll-free number). The IRS call center is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
Community Support Specialist
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