Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Goes Entirely Online

Through 2019, the IRS revealed that it was working to bring as much tax-exempt organization submissions to the IRS online to use electronic data to protect against fraud and other misuse, and to streamline the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status process.  In late 2019, the average time for a paper 1023 application (not the 1023-EZ, which is only for certain, usually smaller applicants) was 175 days from IRS receipt.  Such a wait time was hard on those organizations needing their determination letter quickly.  And so the IRS bulked up its tax-exempt staff and began to build an interactive application to help......


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March 12, 2018

Updates to the 1023

In December 2017, the IRS released the new 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption (often referred to as the “1023”): the form by which nonprofits can apply for 501(c)3 tax-exempt...

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