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      Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (CLE) in New York

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      June 19, 2019

      Wednesday   2:00 PM

      1 East 53rd Street
      New York, New York 10022

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      Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (CLE)

      Description: This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related non-profit organization. State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying. This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific to non-profit tax-exempt organizations; insurance; and employment issues. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization. This class is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start a non-profit arts organization.Continuing Legal Education Credits: 3.0 Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys. 2 Professional Practice and 1 Skills (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys) Instructor: This class will be taught by Amy A. Lehman, Esq., VLA Director of Legal Services. VLA's Non-Profit Assistance Program: VLA offers a variety of services to non-profits of all sizes, from small, start-up dance troupes to established institutions like the Brooklyn Arts Council and New York Foundation for the Arts. VLA requires all applicants seeking Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status services through VLA to attend one of these workshops before a volunteer attorney can be assigned to them. Membership Discount Code: Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail or call VLA to get your membership discount code! - or 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10.Fees:$75 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)$75 Artists Over Sixty$100 Arts Professional VLA Member$150 Arts Professional Non-Member$225 Legal Professional VLA Member$275 Legal Professional Non-Member(Additional individuals from the same start-up organization may register for an additional $50 each) To register by phone or email, please contact 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10 or  Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here. Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.  On-Time Arrival: Please arrive on time for the class. Registrants who arrive more than 20 minutes late may not be permitted to enter the class. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at or 212.319.2787 x 10. This program is funded in part by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Non-Profit Assistance Program.

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