Sorry for the week off – I was sick.
A couple weeks ago a client asked if they could use the 1023 ez application for their nonprofit.
So here is the rub, very few organizations actually qualify for the 1023 EZ application. In my client’s case, a business association trying to revitalize a down town was not eligible to use the EZ application because they qualified as tax exempt under 501(c)(6).
If you apply for tax exemption using the EZ application and you were not eligible, your application fee is forfeited. Make sure you double check your eligibility before applying.
Here are some good websites to check your eligibility: