Tax Exempt Application Fee to Increase in 2010

The IRS has announced that it will increase the application fee for tax exempt status from $750 to $850 starting in January 2010. This would apply to a 501(c)(3) organization that expects annual revenue of $10,000 or more. The application form used by charitable organizations is Form 1023.
The IRS also plans to launch “Cyber Assistant”, an Internet-based Form 1023 application, during 2010. Once the new web-based application is available, the fee will only be $200 for those who use it. Those who choose to file the existing paper form will be charged the $850 fee. The new web-based is not available yet - the IRS will announce its availability at a later date. For more information, visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=212562,00.html.