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16584: 990 - Form 1023

990 Tax Exempt

How do I file Form 1023?


Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is used to apply for recognition of exemption as an entity described in Section 501(c)(3). This form is not available in Drake Tax. Starting January 31, 2020, Form 1023 is required to be submitted electronically through


  • The electronic submission process replaces the paper submission process starting January 31, 2020.
  • Paper submissions of Form 1023 or 1023-EZ will no longer be accepted.
    • The paper Form 1023 may be accepted if the form is postmarked on or before the date that is 90 days after January 31, 2020.

For more information see Revenue Procedure 2020-08.


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