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About Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
 
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Form 1023-EZ is used to apply for recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3).
Applicants can learn more about the requirements, benefits, limitations and expectations of tax-exempt organizations by accessing the online courses at the IRS Small to Mid-Size Tax Exempt Organization Workshop.
Current Revision
To submit Form 1023-EZ, you must:
  1. Read the Instructions for Form 1023-EZ and complete its Eligibility Worksheet found at the end of the instructions. (If you are not eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, you can still file Form 1023.)
  2. If eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, register for an account on Pay.gov.
  3. Enter "1023-EZ" in the search box.
  4. Complete the form.
If Form 1023-EZ appears compressed on Pay.gov when using Internet Explorer, you may need to turn on the "Compatibility View." Instructions for your version of Internet Explorer can be found at the Microsoft website.
Instructions for Form 1023-EZ  (Print Version)
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Recent Developments
Requesting Earlier Effective Date of Exemption -- 28-JAN-2020
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About Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination
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