IRS Form 1023
The last step in the 501c3 application process is to file either IRS Form 1023 or IRS Form 1023-EZ with the IRS. This is by far the most complex and time-consuming part of the process; even the IRS estimates 20–100+ hours of preparation time for a first time applicant. We strongly encourage you to contact Nonprofit Elite to determine which form to file, and there is a required User Fee of either $275 or $600 depending on the form. Once completed, you will submit your IRS Form 1023 application to the IRS for review along with signed copies of your formation documents, Bylaws, Tax ID Number, Conflict of Interest Policy, User Fee, and all additional schedules and notes.