How much does it cost to submit my tax exempt status application to the IRS?
The IRS charges a one time fee to review and approve your application. The filing fee is based on your projected budget. If you expect annual revenues of $10,000.00 or less in your Nonprofit's first three years, the filing fee will be $400.00. For an organization whose projected revenues exceed $10,000.00 per year, the filing fee will be $850.00.
Adjusting your budget downwards will probably not help you avoid the higher filing fee. The IRS may still ask you to pay the higher filing fee based on their review of your budget and proposed activities. If your budget and activities do not match, the IRS will instruct you to revise and resubmit your application with the higher filing fee.