When the Form 990 was released in 2008, there was a roar of objections to the questions of Part VI, arguing that the IRS did not have the right to ask some, or perhaps any, of the 20 questions it contains. But those reservations are mere whispers now.
The Part VI instructions stress the importance of governance with statements such as the following:
Part VI requests information regarding an organization's governing body and management, governance policies, and disclosure practices. Although