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Choice of Entity for Nonprofits and Obtaining Tax Exempt Status - Part 2

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Counseling a client about choice of entity for a nonprofit or charitable enterprise is a multilayered process.

First, clients need to understand that not all nonprofits are charities. Even if the enterprise is nonprofit and charitable in nature that does not necessarily mean the enterprise is eligible for tax-exempt status. Once these distinctions are made, attorneys need to counsel clients about the subtle advantages and disadvantages of four major types of entities, all formed under state law.

Second, there is the distinct issue of how that entity is classified for federal tax purposes. Each classification comes with its own subtle tradeoffs.

This program provides a practical guide to non-profit choice of entity and obtaining tax-exempt status.

Part 2 topics include:

  • Considerations involving joint ventures between for-profit and non-profit entities
  • Practical Process of obtaining tax-exempt status – eligibility, timelines, and costs
  • Counseling clients about ongoing compliance reporting

Contributors

  • Michael Lehmann

    Michael Lehmann is a partner in the New York office of Dechert, LLP, where he specializes in tax issues related to non-profits and in the tax treatment of cross-border transactions. He advises hospitals and other health care providers, research organizations, low-income housing developers, trade associations, private foundations and arts organizations. He advises clients on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, executive compensation, reorganizations and joint ventures, acquisitions, and unrelated business income planning.

    Mr. Lehmann received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University, his J.D. from Columbia Law School, and his LL.M. from New York University School of Law.

    Click here for more information about Michael.

August 31, 2022
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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