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Non-profit Organizations

INGO Fee Exemption in Israel

This article addresses the topic INGO fee exemption in Israel, in other words, B1 visa fee exemptions and double salary exemptions for international non-governmental organizations that are operating in Israel.   INGO Fee Exemption in Israel There are particular exemptions that are relevant for international non-governmental organizations, particularly as they relate to the annual B1…

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Registering a synagogue as an Amuta

Why should you register a synagogue as a non-profit organization? Registering a synagogue as an Amuta helps a socially and publicly active synagogue receive exemptions or discounts on its VAT, income, and municipal taxes (Arnona). Any synagogue with a significant financial turnover that is funded by donations from worshipers and public institutions will save a…

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Registering a Foreign Company Nonprofit

Registering a Foreign Company Nonprofit If you represent an international NGO abroad, that is, a nonprofit organization registered outside of Israel, and you wish to operate within Israel, you may consider registering a foreign company nonprofit as an extension of your corporation in Israel at Israel’s Ministry of Justice Corporations Authority. This Series of Articles Cohen,…

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Registration of an Israeli Social Business

Registration of an Israeli Social Business This article addresses the registration of an Israeli social business.  The terms social business or a social enterprise are used in different countries around the world in order to describe a company that has the public benefit as its primary goal or as one of its goals. However a…

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Amuta vs Community Interest Company (CIC) in Israel

Amuta vs Community Interest Company (CIC) in Israel This article addresses issues related to an amuta vs community interest company (CIC) in Israel.  Assuming the reader is familiar with the amuta (Israeli non-profit organization) structure, the question at hand concerns the nature of the community interest company (CIC, heletz in Hebrew), particularly how the two are different…

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Why an Israeli Nonprofit Organization Is Being Audited

When an audit of an organization is initiated, people in the organization often wonder why their Israeli nonprofit organization is being audited.  This article addresses some of the reasons that may be behind such an action. This Series of Posts Our team of lawyers at Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh has experience in a variety…

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What Is an In-Depth Israeli Amuta Audit?

Maintaining proper financial management of your Israeli non-profit organization will help ensure that any potential in-depth Israeli amuta audit will go smoothly. There is no way to know when or how often the audit will take place. This article explains a little about the in-depth audit. This Series of Posts Our legal team at Cohen,…

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Procedure for an Israeli Nonprofit Organization Audit

What is the procedure for an Israeli nonprofit organization audit?  This article provides some information about an Israeli nonprofit organization audit. This Series of Posts Our lawyers at Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh work in various legal fields, including Israeli nonprofit law.  This article is one in a series focusing on what you need to…

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Mandatory Paperwork in Israel to Open an Amuta Bank Account

As discussed in other articles on our website, it is difficult for Israeli amutot to open bank accounts, and this article addresses much of the mandatory paperwork in Israel required for the process. This Series of Posts Our lawyers at Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law offices have experience in a variety of fields, including…

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How to Open an Amuta Bank Account

Once your new non-profit organization is legally registered at the Ministry of Justice, whether it is an amuta (association) or cheletz (public benefit or charitable company), the next step is to open an amuta bank account or a cheletz bank account for the corporation. This Series of Posts Our team of lawyers at Cohen, Decker,…

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