New York Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Primer on Formation and Governance


Tannenbaum Helpern partners Ralph A. Siciliano and Yolanda Kanes will present a New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) webinar, "New York Not-for-Profit Corporations: A Primer on Formation and Governance" on Tuesday, May 23 from 12:00-1:00pm. Registration information may be found here.

Program Description: Navigating the federal and state landscapes regulating and restricting charitable entities is a complex endeavor. This program will focus on federal and state regulations pertaining to not-for-profit corporations and governance issues relating to those entities. We will cover the following topics:


A. Selecting the Type of Charitable Organization:

• Private Foundations (Non-Operating), Private Operating Foundations and Public Charities

• Comparison of 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations

• When is a 501(c)(4) preferable

• Other tax exemption applications you may need to make (property tax exemptions and PILOTS)

• Revocation of tax-exempt status: how is it triggered and how can it be fixed

B. Achieving and Maintaining Federal Tax Exempt Status: Applying for Federal Tax Exemption – the Form 1023; federal reporting requirements – the Form 990

C. New York Registration and Reporting Requirements. Form CHAR410, Form CHAR410-A, Form CHAR410-R


A. Use of Endowment Funds

B. Selection of Auditors

C. Investment Policies

D. Whistleblower Provisions

E. Compensation of Officers

F. Excess Benefit Transactions

Register here.

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