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Applying for Exemption - Time Required

How long does it take to process an application for exemption?

Applications are processed as quickly as possible. The process can be delayed, however, for reasons ranging from simple errors on the application to issues concerning the qualification of the organization for exemption. See the Top Ten Reasons for Delay in Processing Applications. To find the status of a current application, see Where Is My Exemption Application?.

Answering all questions completely and submitting all required items will ensure agents reviewing your application are able to process it as quickly as possible. Completing the procedural checklist on the last page(s) of Form 1023 or Form 1024 will help you submit a complete and error-free application.

Additional information

Expediting application processing

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 02-Apr-2015