After long months of hard work and planning, countless meetings, conferences, and more meetings, you are finally ready. It is time to fill out IRS Form 1023, the actual application that allows you to be recognized as a nonprofit organization by the federal government. It is not an easy application, so this chapter will cover each of the main parts of the application in detail. In addition to the application form, the application packet must include a number of supporting documents and materials. This chapter will also cover the most common types of support material.