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Which New York Non-Profit Organizations Are Eligible For 501(c) (3) Tax-Exempt Status?

There are three key components for an organization to be exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A not-for-profit (i.e., nonprofit) organization must be organized and operated exclusively for one or more exempt purposes. ORGANIZED – A 501(c) (3) organization must be organized as a corporation, trust, or…

What is a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation?

A not-for-profit corporation is a corporation formed pursuant to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. The Certificate of Incorporation of a New York not-for-profit corporation must set forth the specific purposes for which the corporation is being formed and the corporation may not be formed for financial gain. There are four types of not-for-profit corporations: Type…

Nine Free Rochester Legal Services (Part II of II)

5) MENTAL HYGIENE LEGAL SERVICE (STATE OF NEW YORK) Representation without charge to persons in OMH and OMRDD certified inpatient and community residence beds who need legal advice or assistance concerning their care, treatment, institutionalization and/or placement. MHLS advocacy includes: rights concerning commitment and administration of medication; investigation of reports of abuse and neglect; and…

Free Rochester NY Legal Services (Part I of II)

The following nine agencies provide free legal services in the Rochester, NY area  for those who meet their eligibility requirements: 1) THE ADVOCACY CENTER  Individual advocacy, legal information, referrals, newsletters and workshops for persons in Western New York with developmental disabilities and their families. Must be a person or a family member of one with…