Legal Resources for Jewish Organizations

JCRC-NY – Alerts, Articles, Memos & Templates

The following information is generally applicable to any type of charity – nonprofit or religious.
There is a separate section focused on some specific issues for religious corporations.

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** IRS SCAM ALERT**
All Employers – Theft of W-2 information & Soc. Sec. Numbers

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**Alert NYC –  January 5, 2017 Deadline Extended to May 1
for Property Exemption RENEWALS **

Religious and nonprofit NYC property owners’ deadline for filing for real estate exemption is Jan. 5, 2017.
Click here to go to NYC Dept. of Finance Property webpages.  You need an Nonprofit ID # and Password from the Dept. of Finance to do the filing on-line.

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* Alert – NEW – NYS Overtime & Minimum Wage Regulations
Effective December 31, 2016

Affects Nonprofit & Religious Organizatons*

Effective December 31, 2016, the new salary thresholds for being considered an “Exempt Employee” (not entitled to automatic overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours/week) will be: 
  • NYC: $825 per week ($42,900/year) for employers with 11 or more employees (“large employers”); this amount will increase annually until it reaches $1,125 per week ($58,500) on December 31, 2018 for large employers and December 31, 2019 for employers with 10 or fewer employees.
  • Nassau, Suffolk & Westchester: $750 per week ($39,000 annually); this amount will increase annually until it reaches $1,125 per week ($58,500) on December 31, 2021.
  • Upper-NYS: $727.50 per week ($37,830 annually); this amount will increase annually until it reaches $937.50 per week ($48,750 annually)  on December 31, 2020.

 ***Click – Here to  read NYS Dept. of Labor FAQs

Also NYS Minimum Wage Increased. There continues to be a geographic distinction between counties.

Click Here for Summary of Changes

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Charity Governance Issues

IRS/NYS/NYC – Laws & Filings

Religious Corporation – Governance & Fiscal Memos

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Other Resources

Federal

New York State

New York City – Focus on Property Owners

 Nonprofit Sites


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