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Form 1023: EIN Required to Apply for Exemption

Must an organization obtain an Employer Identification Number to apply for exemption?

An organization may not file Form 1023 unless it already has an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 

An organization can obtain an EIN over the telephone, via fax, or through the mail.  You can also apply on-line.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-May-2014