Application for Tax-exempt Status: According to the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities Report of Recommendations for 2012, the IRS processed more than 55,000 Form 1023 (Application for Recognition of Exemption. . . ) in 2011. Nearly 50,000 were approved, approximately 200 were denied, and no determination was made on about 5,400. The IRS provides several reasons why it does not make determinations on certain applications, including applications withdrawn by the organization, incomplete applications, and IRS refusals to rule on applications. The report added that: “[w]hile there is no granular data about these no determination cases , the sheer number of them is difficult to ignore.” If an applicant has not received a determination letter or a request for more information within 90 days from filing, the status can be checked by going to the IRS website to ascertain the current status of applications requiring additional development.