Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen is putting his hopes in the IRS’s recently introduced Form 1023-EZ, which is intended to expedite applications by small charities for tax-exempt status facing a long backlog.

Koskinen also hopes the new form will help the IRS uncover illegitimate charities. In an interview Tuesday with Tax Analysts, Koskinen discussed how he found a backlog of 60,000 applications for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Tax Code.

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