On September 4, 2013, the IRS posted a beta version of their forthcoming Interactive Form 1023 on their StayExempt website. This electronic form permits an applicant to complete a 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501 (c)(3) on-line. The form has accompanying interactive web links. These links provide context sensitive information about the form’s questions and related issues which will guide the applicant through the form.
The beta version is available for public review and public feedback only until September 20, 2013. There are email links through the form to provide feedback. After September 20th, the form will be removed from the website while the IRS reviews the comments it receives. The IRS then will release a final version for public use later this fall.
Reviewers cannot use this beta version to download and print or submit as a current application. However, when released in its final form, an applicant will download and print a completed application which will be mailed to the IRS for processing. Hopefully, this form represents an interim step towards an online electronic 1023 application process.
In addition, the IRS also updated two of their related StayExempt courses: “Applying for 501(c)(3) Status” and “Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status.”
- review this form and provide feedback to the IRS, and
- forward information about it to others and encourage them to review it before 9/20?
Both the Interactive Form 1023 and updated courses can be accessed on the StayExempt website.