Approximately two years ago the IRS released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined version of the IRS Form 1023 aimed to help small nonprofits apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status more easily. The 1023-EZ must be filed online after verifying eligibility using the 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet. Only certain organizations are qualified to use this form. A $400 user fee was required to be remitted through www.pay.gov. Effective July 1, 2016, the 1032-EZ $400 user fee will be reduced to $275. For more information about the 1023-EZ, click here or contact the GKH Corporate and Organizations Practice Group.