The IRS announced changes to the process of applying for tax exempt recognition. Their revisions apply to Form 1024. The changes are part of an effort to move toward a more digitized process. Starting January 3, 2022 tax exemption filers must submit their applications online. However, The IRS will accept paper applications and letters within a 90-day grace period. The IRS stated that this change will: decrease processing time, reduce errors, and overall provide an easier filing experience.