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Where's My Exemption Application?

The IRS receives more than 70,000 applications for tax-exempt status each year. Thanks to new processes and the 2014 introduction of Form 1023-EZ, our inventory of applications is current. We’ve retired the monthly date for the average age of pending applications and provided the following guidelines for when you can expect to hear from us.

If you submitted a Form 1023-EZ application, you can expect to be contacted within 90 days from the date you submitted the application.  After 90 days, if you haven't been contacted, you can call the toll-free Customer Account Services number, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (local time), at 877-829-5500 to check on the status.  

If you submitted an application on Form 1023, 1024, 8940 or by letter request, you can expect to be contacted within 180 days from the date you submitted the application.  After 180 days, if you haven't been contacted, you can call the toll-free Customer Account Services number, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (local time), at 877-829-5500 to check on the status.  

You will need the following information when calling:

  • Your name
  • Your employer identification number (EIN)
  • A proper power of attorney submitted with your exemption application, unless you are an officer or director and legally authorized to represent the applicant

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Feb-2015