The following IRS materials provide more information about the application process:
On-Line Minicourse, Applying for Tax Exemption
Publication 4220, Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status
Publication 557, Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
Publication 4573, Group Exemptions
Publication 1635, Understanding Your EIN
Application for Recognition of Exemption (501(c)(3))
Application for Recognition of Exemption (non-501(c)(3))
Application Process: A step-by-step review of what an organization needs to know and to do in order to apply for recognition by the IRS of tax-exempt status.
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