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Although the IRS released Form 1023-EZ in mid-2014, they have not (as of October, 2016) posted any Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQs below were prepared by Sandy Deja.

​Basic FAQs
     
What is Form 1023-EZ?
     
Who is required to file Form 1023-EZ?
     
Who is eligible to file Form 1023-EZ?
     
Could the Form 1023-EZ eligibility requirements change in the future?
   
 
How much does it cost to file Form 1023-EZ?    
     
Where can I find Form 1023-EZ?
     
Do you have any hints for using pay.gov?
     
How long does it take for the IRS to process Form 1023-EZ?
     
What actions must we complete before submitting our Form 1023-EZ? 

"Page-by-Page" FAQs
     
Eligibility Checkbox: What does it mean to "attest"
   
 Eligibility Checkbox: What happens if an ineligible organization files form 1023-EZ?
     Part II, Question 1: Aren't there more than three types of organizations that can qualify for 501(c)(3) status? 
     
Part III - Question 1: Which NTEE Code should we use?
     
Part III - Question 1: Can we enter more than one NTEE code?
     
Part III - Question 2: Purpose Checkboxes
     
Part III - Question 4: Legislative Activities
     
Part III - Question 5: Compensation
     
Part III - Question 6: Grants to Individuals
     
Part III - Question 7: Foreign Activities/Grants
     
Part III - Question 8: Transactions with Insiders
     
Part III - Question 9: Unrelated Business Income 
     
Part III - Question 10: Gaming
     Part IV - Question 1: Aren't there more than three types of public charities?
     
Part V: What is Automatic Revocation?
     Part V - Question 1: How can we find out when the IRS posted our organization's name on the Auto-Rev List?


IRS Processing FAQ's
     
How do we ask to have expedited processing for our Form 1023-EZ?
     
Can we submit a paper Form 1023-EZ?
     
We filed a long form 1023 a few months ago.  Can we switch to Form 1023-EZ?
     
We filed an exemption application other than Form 1023 a few months ago.  Can we switch to Form 1023-EZ?
     
Can we withdraw a Form 1023-EZ if we change our minds?
     
Does the IRS process Form 1023-EZ and Form 1023 in the same way?
     
Will the IRS ask questions of 1023-EZ applicants?
     
How long does it take the IRS to process Form 1023-EZ?

Miscellaneous FAQs

     IRS Reasons for Rejecting Form 1023-EZ
     
Will grantors and contributors be able to tell that we used Form 1023-EZ?
     
Will grantors and contributors be able to rely on a 501(c)(3) letter issued to a 1023-EZ applicant?
     
Will Form 1023-EZ always be available?
     
Will there be a Form 1024-EZ?
     Where can we find more information about Form 1023-EZ?​​​

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