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Quick And Easy Non-Profit Filing – The New Form 1023-EZ

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Hello Readers! A two month hiatus from tax-blogging is a long time to be away. Especially at this time with so many changes- exciting or scary- happening in the tax-world! My first born heading to college was definitely more challenging than I expected and yes, that’s my excuse and I am sure you would agree that it’s a good one?

Well, as if sending off my son to college wasn’t exciting enough, I filed for non-profit status for a client using the new Form 1023-EZ. This process used to be a long, arduous and complicated one. Most organizations contemplating going down that route had to wait months after filing for determination of non-profit status to hear back from the Internal Revenue Service, often not being able to raise as much capital as they expected. Read more

IRS Now Accepting Simplified Form 1023-EZ For Tax Exempts

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Not-for-profit organizations who wanted to be IRS-exempt have long been faced with completing Form 1023. This form is an arduous 26 pages long and the IRS estimates are that it would take as long as 16 hours just to complete the form after spending up to 7 hours learning about the form. Time spent in record keeping is estimated to be up to 100 hours. Obviously, this is not a task for the faint of heart and is a major hurdle to an organization wishing to become tax exempt. In addition, the IRS spends an inordinate amount of time processing these forms and has a backlog of 60,000 applications, which is about a nine-month backlog. Currently, the IRS states that it takes up to 21 days just to acknowledge the application.

This step is necessary for an organization to be qualified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Read more