Updated Form 1023 and Form 1023-EZ

Form 1023 The IRS has released an updated Form 1023, revised December 2017. Form; Instructions. For organizations submitting the full Form 1023, the user fee is now $600. The instructions indicate that organizations should refer to Rev. Proc. 2017-5, 2017-1 I.R.B. 230, or a later revision for updates to user fees, which are revised in […]

Form 1023-EZ Approvals Now Available to the Public

On February 22, 2017, the IRS announced that publicly available information from approved Form 1023-EZ tax-exemption applications is now available electronically for the first time. The data on IRS.gov is available in spreadsheet format and includes information for approved applications beginning in mid-2014, when the 1023-EZ form was introduced, through 2016. The information will be updated quarterly, starting […]

Starting a Nonprofit: Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ?

Most new charitable nonprofits other than churches will seek 501(c)(3) recognition from the IRS. Since July 2014, qualifying nonprofits have been able to apply for recognition of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status using either Form 1023 or the much simpler Form 1023-EZ. While Form 1023-EZ has since become the more popular application form, it may not always be the […]

Form 1023-EZ Streamlined 501(c)(3) Exemption Application

On July 1, 2014, the IRS released Form 1023-EZ, a short form online application for small organizations seeking a determination of tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(3). For organizations with actual and projected annual gross receipts of $50,000 or less, the new Form will serve to minimize the complexity of applying for exemption. And perhaps more important to the IRS, it […]

Proposed Form 1023-EZ

The IRS recently proposed Form 1023-EZ, a simplified version of Form 1023 for recognition of federal exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The new form converts Form 1023’s 25-pages into merely 3, creating a less burdensome exemption process for certain qualifying organizations. The goal of the streamlined application is to help small charities […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/10/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “As Iraq held joint funeral services on Saturday for two revered military leaders killed in an American drone strike near the Baghdad airport this past week, tens of thousands of […]

WCTEO 2019 Highlights

The following are some of the highlights from Day One of the WCTEO 2019. Washington Update Sunita Lough (IRS, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement and former commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division) discussed the IRS’s shift to enforcement with better data analytics (to select the “right” cases). As an example, she […]

IRS TE/GE FY 2020 Program Letter

The IRS Tax Exempt & Governmental Entities (TE/GE) division released its Fiscal Year 2020 Program Letter earlier this week. In the Program Letter, TE/GE Commissioner Tammy Ripperda explains: Each year, TE/GE works hard to deliver the best possible tax administration. It’s what we’re paid to do and what the public expects of us. TE/GE strives […]

Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) for Nonprofit Startups

A nonprofit organization organized and operated for charitable purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code while a nonprofit organized and operated to promote the common business interest of its members and not to engage in regular business activities ordinarily carried on for profit may be exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the Code. While […]

IRS Updated Procedures for Terrorism Screening of Exemption Applications

Terrorism, in many forms, has tragically continued to plague our global society, and we are tremendously saddened by the horrific events in Sri Lanka this past weekend. Nonprofits, including religious institutions, are often among those victimized and those that take leadership in recovery. But in extremely rare circumstances, nonprofits may be utilized to support terrorist […]