IRS Form 1023-EZ may begin requiring attachments

I have found the IRS Streamlined Application for 501c3 status, Form 1023-EZ, a wonderful, fast way to get tax exempt status for hundreds of homeschool groups and other nonprofits. But, the Form 1023-EZ has its problems and critiques. One critique is that the IRS does not ask to see a nonprofit’s founding documents (Articles of Incorporation or bylaws).

According to a a 2019 report from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, this has resulted in 46% of groups approved through the Form 1023-EZ didn’t actually qualify for 501(c)(3) status!

That may be changing as this article mentions. The IRS may begin requiring founding documents to be attached when filing the Form 1023-EZ.

If your homeschool group wants to apply for 501c3 tax exempt status, I encourage your to have one of HomeschoolCPA’s Recommended Consultants look over your founding documents so your application goes through the IRS quickly and painlessly!

Or if you prefer DIY, this webinar on the Form 1023-EZ will be a big help.

Carol Topp, CPA

Carol Topp, CPA
Helping Homeschool Leaders

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