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Form 1024

Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(a)

Form 1024 is used by an organization seeking exemption under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Documents that must be completed by your organization prior to submission of Form 1024 to the Internal Revenue Service include:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Articles of Association or other organizing document
  • Bylaws (if structured properly)

In addition, your organization is required to apply for and receive an Employer Identification Number (EIN) prior to filing for tax-exempt status. An EIN can be obtained by applying by phone, on-line at or by completing and submitting the Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number.

The organization should complete and attach Form 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative to its Form 1024 application if a person other than the principal officer will represent the organization on matters concerning the application.

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