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P. Competition Law and Antitrust, Corporate, Kibbutz Sector, NPO

We specialize in representing NPOs (non-benefit organizations and companies). 

 

We specialize in representing NPOs (non-benefit organizations and companies). 

 

These include both major organizations with high-volume budgets and smaller organizations traditionally associated with the third sector. Our clients come from various fields, such as  education, community, welfare, culture, etc.

 

We provide legal counsel to the management of these local and international organizations in relation to their routine operations, and with a focus on their particular frameworks.

 

The legal advisory services our firm provides to third-sector organizations encompass all stages of an NPO’s life cycle. Prior to the actual founding of the NPO, our firm assists in ensuring the design of efficient and effective organizational and operating structures per the client’s specifications. We draft the requisite incorporation documents and assist the client with all procedures to ensure the NPO receives a proper management certificate and accreditation as a public institution to receive donations, pursuant to tax laws.

 

For established third-sector organizations, we provide ongoing legal assistance and guidance, including in relation to contractual engagements with other organizations and authorities, as providers of community services. We also offer ongoing legal assistance on the granting or receipt of donations, as well as on contractual engagements with government ministries relating to the receipt of budgets and financial support.

 

Additionally, Barnea assists third-sector organizations during audit proceedings conducted by the Israeli Corporations Authority in the Ministry of Justice.

 

 

News and updates - NPO:


October 26, 2021

Easing of Conditions for Amutot and PBCs to Engage with Israeli State Institutions

Up until today, pursuant to an Israeli government resolution dating back to 2001, NPOs (such as Amutot and public-benefit companies) that did not possess a certificate of proper management could not engage with government entities.

A certificate of proper management is a certificate issued to Amutot and PBCs by the Registrar of Amutot and Endowments after receiving an organization’s annual report (in conformity with the statutory requirements and the registrar’s instructions). It is valid for one year (or for two years, for Amutot and PBCs that fulfill particular criteria).

September 14, 2021

District Court Ruling: Azrieli Foundation Exempt from Paying Taxes on Dividends

An Israeli district court rejected the Israel Tax Authority’s attempt to force the Azrieli Foundation to pay taxes in the amount of tens of millions of shekels for dividends it received and continues to receive due to its holding in Azrieli Group's shares. The court accepted the tax appeal, which was filed by Barnea Jaffa Lande, and ruled that the Azrieli Foundation,  a non-profit organization that works for the public good in Israel, is not the controlling owner of Azrieli Group and is therefore entitled to a tax exemption. The court ruled, among other things, that the ITA’s position could have a chilling effect in relation to business entities’ support of philanthropic associations. Our firm's  Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Harel Perlmutter, Nir Ziman, and Omer Keydar represented the Azrieli Foundation throughout the proceedings, which lasted about five years.

August 31, 2021

Israeli High Court Ruling: Knesset Finance Committee Limited in Authority to Approve Tax Benefits for NPOs

The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled recently that section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance does not authorize the Knesset Finance Committee to exercise broad discretion in recognizing NPOs and in fact the Committee’s approval is limited solely to that related to its supervisory role.

NPO

We specialize in representing NPOs (non-benefit organizations and companies). 

 

We specialize in representing NPOs (non-benefit organizations and companies). 

 

These include both major organizations with high-volume budgets and smaller organizations traditionally associated with the third sector. Our clients come from various fields, such as  education, community, welfare, culture, etc.

 

We provide legal counsel to the management of these local and international organizations in relation to their routine operations, and with a focus on their particular frameworks.

 

The legal advisory services our firm provides to third-sector organizations encompass all stages of an NPO’s life cycle. Prior to the actual founding of the NPO, our firm assists in ensuring the design of efficient and effective organizational and operating structures per the client’s specifications. We draft the requisite incorporation documents and assist the client with all procedures to ensure the NPO receives a proper management certificate and accreditation as a public institution to receive donations, pursuant to tax laws.

 

For established third-sector organizations, we provide ongoing legal assistance and guidance, including in relation to contractual engagements with other organizations and authorities, as providers of community services. We also offer ongoing legal assistance on the granting or receipt of donations, as well as on contractual engagements with government ministries relating to the receipt of budgets and financial support.

 

Additionally, Barnea assists third-sector organizations during audit proceedings conducted by the Israeli Corporations Authority in the Ministry of Justice.

 

 

P. Competition Law and Antitrust, Corporate, Kibbutz Sector, NPO

News and updates - NPO:


October 26, 2021

Easing of Conditions for Amutot and PBCs to Engage with Israeli State Institutions

Up until today, pursuant to an Israeli government resolution dating back to 2001, NPOs (such as Amutot and public-benefit companies) that did not possess a certificate of proper management could not engage with government entities.

A certificate of proper management is a certificate issued to Amutot and PBCs by the Registrar of Amutot and Endowments after receiving an organization’s annual report (in conformity with the statutory requirements and the registrar’s instructions). It is valid for one year (or for two years, for Amutot and PBCs that fulfill particular criteria).

September 14, 2021

District Court Ruling: Azrieli Foundation Exempt from Paying Taxes on Dividends

An Israeli district court rejected the Israel Tax Authority’s attempt to force the Azrieli Foundation to pay taxes in the amount of tens of millions of shekels for dividends it received and continues to receive due to its holding in Azrieli Group's shares. The court accepted the tax appeal, which was filed by Barnea Jaffa Lande, and ruled that the Azrieli Foundation,  a non-profit organization that works for the public good in Israel, is not the controlling owner of Azrieli Group and is therefore entitled to a tax exemption. The court ruled, among other things, that the ITA’s position could have a chilling effect in relation to business entities’ support of philanthropic associations. Our firm's  Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Harel Perlmutter, Nir Ziman, and Omer Keydar represented the Azrieli Foundation throughout the proceedings, which lasted about five years.

August 31, 2021

Israeli High Court Ruling: Knesset Finance Committee Limited in Authority to Approve Tax Benefits for NPOs

The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled recently that section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance does not authorize the Knesset Finance Committee to exercise broad discretion in recognizing NPOs and in fact the Committee’s approval is limited solely to that related to its supervisory role.

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