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Form 1023 Paperwork, In Millions of Hours, 1986 to 2016
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Q. Aren't there more than three types of public charities?
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A. Yes. Form 1023-EZ lists only three types of public charities, while the long-form 1023 lists nine. The other six types of public charities are not eligible to file Form 1023-EZ. Contrary to what Form 1023-EZ, Part IV, Question 2 says, not being able to check one of the Part IV, Question 1 checkboxes does not necessarily mean that your organization is a private foundation; it may simply mean that you must file the long form 1023.