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Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax-Exempt Status - The Edmond de Rothschild Nonprofit Assistance Program
If you are interested in forming a nonprofit arts organization or if your existing nonprofit organization is seeking legal advice or representation, VLA can help. VLA offers legal services for existing arts nonprofit organizations as well as specialized services for organizations in their start-up phase, helping them to establish nonprofit corporations and to apply for tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.
This service consists of:
1. A prerequisite* workshop on Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status. (*mandatory for the initial consult). This workshop is good for a six-month period. If the attendee(s) does not initiate their nonprofit incorporation and tax-exemption process through VLA within this six-month period, attendee(s) must participate in another workshop before consult and placement can be handled by VLA.
2. An initial consultation with a VLA staff attorney or volunteer attorney.
3. Placement with a volunteer attorney who will guide you through the incorporation and tax-exemption process.
4. A one-year organizational membership at VLA (which includes free access to the VLA Legal Clinic, discounts for staff on VLA classes, and discounted rates on VLA classes at your organizations place of business).
VLA offers a comprehensive start-up package for fledgling nonprofits and for incorporated nonprofits seeking federal and state tax-exempt status at the low cost of $775.00 for organizations with a projected or actual operating budget of $10,000 or less (please note that the initial class fee is deducted from the $775 should you take the class and then decide on purchasing the package). If your organization exceeds the $10,000 mark, we will assess your fee once you have your first-year operating budget in place. Please note that the operating budget is discussed in this class.
For class dates and times, please view our website page.
For more information, or to register for this class, please call The Art Law Line at 212·319·2787, ext.1.
The Edmond de Rothschild Nonprofit Assistance Program
Assistance to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations has always been an important part of VLA's mission. Supported, in part, by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, VLA offers a variety of services to nonprofits of all sizes, from small, start-up dance troupes to established institutions like the Brooklyn Arts Council and New York Foundation for the Arts. In addition, VLA has served more than 600 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with legal and business matters beyond entity formation and the seeking of tax-exempt status.