The IRS recently launched a new look and improved navigation for its educational website for exempt organizations, StayExempt. The redesigned home page greets visitors with three easy gateways to the information they’re looking for.

A “New Organizations” tab leads to information on how to apply for tax exemption as well as a shortcut to the valuable “Life Cycle of an Exempt Organization” page. Organizations that wish to apply for tax-exempt status also will find links to information about Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption.

An “Existing Organizations” tab is the door to such topics as “Maintaining Your Tax-Exempt Status,” “Unrelated Business Income,” “Employment Issues,” “Form 990″ and “Required Disclosures.”

For a greater level of detail, click on the In-Depth Topics tab. Here, users will find presentations on how to navigate various IRS resources, information on political campaigns and charities, deductible contributions, preparing the Form 990 and Form 990-EZ, and various courses on disaster relief efforts.

Stay tuned to throughout the year for additional courses and interactive workshops. This website was designed for all tax-exempt organizations, so user suggestions and comments are encouraged. Use the survey/evaluation links at the end of each course to tell the IRS what you’d like to see.