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Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

This form is used to apply for recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3).

Note. You may be eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined version of the application for recognition of tax exemption. You must complete the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet in the Instructions for Form 1023-EZ to determine if you are eligible to file this form. If you are not eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, you can still file Form 1023 (or Form 1023, Interactive) below.


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Form 1023, Interactive
Interactive version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, includes helpful hints and links to help applicants submit a complete application.

Form 1023
Standard PDF version of the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It does not include helpful hints and links to information on IRS.gov.
Instructions for Form 1023 (HTML)

Accessible Form 1023
Accessible version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Recent Developments


Other Items You May Find Useful:

All Revisions for Form 1023

Notice 1382, Changes for Form 1023

Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Other Items Related to Form 1023

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Aug-2014