The Internal Revenue Service is changing some of the forms and procedures that organizations can use to apply for tax-exempt status as it seeks to emerge from a high-profile scandal last year over how it handled applications from political groups.

The IRS’s Exempt Organizations office said in an email Friday to charities and nonprofits that it has updated the alternate version of Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption. The application, which incorporates changes suggested by the public, became available at the end of December and includes information about the current user fee.

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