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


Form 1023-EZ is used to apply for recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3).

Applicants can learn more about the requirements, benefits, limitations and expectations of tax-exempt organizations by accessing the online courses at the IRS Small to Mid-Size Tax Exempt Organization Workshop.

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To submit Form 1023-EZ, you must:

  1. Read the Instructions for Form 1023-EZ and complete its Eligibility Worksheet found at the end of the instructions. (If you are not eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, you can still file Form 1023.)
  2. If eligible to file Form 1023-EZ, register for an account on Pay.gov.
  3. Enter "1023-EZ" in the search box.
  4. Complete the form.

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Instructions for Form 1023-EZ  (Print Version) PDF

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