IRS’s easier 1023-EZ Form has been updated for charities. (Note: Draft Form)

IRS releases draft for easier to use Form 1023-EZ for charities seeking tax-exempt status


The draft Form* 1023-EZ, “Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,” announced in the Federal Register March 31, is a shorter and less burdensome version of the Form 1023. Most small exempt organizations will be eligible to use the Form 1023 EZ.

The Office of Management and Budget is accepting comments on the form through April 30. The IRS expects the Form 1023 EZ to be in use by eligible organizations this summer.

*Note: since this is still in it’s draft form, it cannot be used for filing at this moment.