The honchos behind a Brooklyn nonprofit that purports to help fund Jewish weddings refused to make public a copy of the group’s IRS application for tax-exempt status even though such disclosure is required by law.
A spokesman for The Students Link said the group’s lawyer did not believe the organization was required to provide the document.
The IRS maintains that tax-exempt organizations “must make available for public inspection certain annual returns and applications for exemption.” The Post has made repeated requests for the document.
The Students Link was founded in 2003 and granted tax-exempt status that year. It claims in tax filings its mission is to help disadvantaged children, yet since at least 2010, it has spent most of its money subsidizing the cost of Orthodox Jewish weddings.
The organization is run by the same group of people, including well connected Rabbi Shiya Ostreicher,
behind a charity called Relief Resources, which provides mental-health referrals.
Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Commission in a recent report found that Relief Resources took in nearly $3 million in state money but seemed to provide few services.