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Exempt Organizations - Application Forms

Most organizations seeking recognition of ex­emption from federal income tax must use spe­cific application forms prescribed by the IRS. Two forms currently required by the IRS are Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Ex­emption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a).  For information about how to obtain the latest revision, see Forms and Publications.

The law requires the payment of a user fee for determination letter requests such as your application for recognition of tax-exempt status.  Your payment must accompany your request.  The IRS will not process a request unless the fee has been paid.

To obtain current information about how long it takes to process an application, see Where Is My Exemption Application?


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