The IRS will notify you directly with any request for additional information or a ruling about your organization. For more information go to the website and search “Where Is My Exemption Application” to find out which applications are currently being assigned.

You can contact the IRS directly by calling (800) 829-0115. Make sure you have your organizations legal name and Employer Identification Number (EIN) handy when you call. Just state that you want to check on the status of your Form 1023 application. The IRS agent will want to verify your identity and position within the organization and may even ask you for your social security number, so don’t be alarmed. Let him know that you are member of the Board of Directors and state your position (i.e. President, Secretary, or Treasurer).