The IRS recently announced a reduced user fee from $400 to $275 for filing the simplified form for recognition of tax-exempt status, Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Form 1023-EZ is shorter (only two pages) and more user-friendly than the regular Form 1023. The reduced fee became effective on 7/1/16.

To determine whether you are eligible to complete this simplified form, read the form instructions and click on the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet link in the instructions.