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Nonprofit agencies are subject to various tax breaks due to their charitable nature, and as such their financial information, including employee salaries is available for the public to view. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows for transparency of financial information due to the fact that these companies are receiving public benefits.
Visit the non-profit agency during business hours. According to FindLaw.com, non-profit agencies are required to disclose financial information to the public. This financial information includes employee salaries. If you are a job hunter you may not want to show up at a new potential place of employment and ask for salary information without first getting an interview. It's possible, however, to visit a similar agency in the area to compare salary information to the company for which you wish to work.
Search online at any one of the trusted sites that report financial information for nonprofit agencies. Guidestar, The Economic Research Institute and The Foundation Center are all companies that compile and report in-depth nonprofit financial information including salary data.
Write a letter of your request for salary information to the Internal Revenue Service and send it to:
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Attn: Freedom of Information Reading Room 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224
Non-profit agencies are subject to special tax relief programs and must report their financials using a Form 990. The information on the Form 990 is available as public information. Be sure to clarify the specific organization and tax year you wish to view in your written request.
Stacy Tabb began writing in 2001, specializing in business and human resources. She has written web content and other communication materials for a large Fortune 500 company. She spent two years at Northeastern University's School of Journalism before completing her bachelor's degree in psychology at Westfield State College in Massachusetts.