Certificate of Submission of Documents for Israeli Nonprofit Organizations
This article addresses a certificate of submission of documents for Israeli nonprofit organizations. New or recently inactive Israeli nonprofit organizations are not eligible to receive a certificate of proper management. However, new Israeli nonprofit organizations may apply for a certificate of submission of documents. This article explains this certificate of submission of documents for Israeli nonprofit organizations and its benefits.
This Series of Posts
Our law firm specializes in, among other things, Israeli nonprofit law. This article is one in a long series focusing on what you need to know about nonprofits or charitable organizations (an amutah in singular and amutot in plural) in Israel. This series of posts will discuss the various rules for proper and legal management of nonprofit organizations in Israel in order to better help you administer your Israeli nonprofit organization.
For more information on the Israeli Corporations Authority which oversees Israeli nonprofit organizations, see the government website. For more articles from an Israeli lawyer and legal advice for Israeli nonprofit organizations related to the topic of this article, see our articles about the Israeli Corporations Authority, the three mandatory institutions of an amutah and a certificate of proper management.
As discussed in other articles in this series, a certificate of proper management is an important document that shows that the Israeli nonprofit organization is being managed properly. However, Israeli nonprofit organizations that have been inactive for two consecutive years or new Israeli nonprofit organizations are not eligible for this certificate. There is a special provision in place for new Israeli nonprofit organizations, which is the certificate of submission of documents.
What Is It?
A certificate of submission of documents is different from a certificate of proper management. It is a document indicating that the new Israeli amutah has its initial affairs in order and is operating activities. It is useful as it can be used to apply to be recognized as a “public institution” by Israeli tax authorities.
How to Obtain a Certificate of Submission of Documents for Israeli Nonprofit Organizations
After a new Israeli nonprofit organization (new Israeli amutah) has established the three mandatory institutions, submitted relevant documents, given the necessary information about establishing the organization to the Registrar of Amutot, opened a bank account and has begun activities, it can apply for a certificate of submission of documents.
Obtaining a Certificate of Proper Management
After two years of consecutive activity, the new Israeli amutah can apply for a certificate of proper management. See the relevant article linked above for more information.
If you are interested in starting a nonprofit organization (whether an amutah or cheletz) in Israel or have questions about a certificate of submission of documents for Israeli nonprofit organizations, please contact us.
Advocate Joshua Pex specializes in Israeli nonprofit law and would be happy to discuss the needs of your nonprofit organization with you.