Princeton University Settles Property Tax Exemption Lawsuit
Center Files Amicus Brief in Princeton University Property Tax Exemption Case
Tax Court Rules Against Hospital in Morristown Property Tax Exemption Case
Legislation to Protect Non-Profits from Arbitrary Tax Exemption Challenges by Third Parties Advances
Blog: Non-Profits and Tax Policy: Not a One-Sided Equation
"Is Non-Profit Property Tax Exemption Sound Public Policy?" Presentation slides of Center executive director Linda Czipo to 4/15/2016 Seton Hall University School of Law conference
As local governments seek to shore up shrinking revenues, they have been looking increasingly to the nonprofit sector to provide funding. This is occurring in localities across the country, notably Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and many others.
In New Jersey, although court cases focusing on hospitals and universities have attracted widespread attention, municipalities have been challenging the property tax exemptions of individual organizations of all sizes with increasing frequency (e.g., West Windsor, Phlllipsburg). Camden and Red Bank in particular have been among the most aggressive in pursuing more sweeping changes.
The Center for Non-Profits believes strongly that efforts to remove or curtail non-profit property tax exemptions are misguided and counterproductive, and that such proposals too often disregard the significant contributions non-profits make to social and economic well-being of communities. (See our submission to NJBIZ and recent blog post explaining why.) We will continue to speak out against inappropriate attempts to raise revenues from the non-profit community. Recognizing that hard choices must be made to resolve government fiscal crises, we will also support and encourage efforts for all stakeholders to work collaboratively toward comprehensive solutions.
Feel free to share your views on this or any other issue by emailing Linda Czipo at the Center at lczipo @ njnonprofits.org (remove the spaces in the email address before sending).
http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2012/08/editorial_lawrence_faces_tough.html ; and http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20120708/NEWS01/307080028/Camden-striking-out-court-fights-nonprofit-day-cares .
PILOT Proposals Spreading to More Affluent Suburbs
August 3, 2012
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Center for Non-Profits: Center Files Amicus Brief in Princeton University Property Tax Exemption Case
Center for Non-Profits: Tax Court Rules Against Hospital in Morristown Property Tax Exemption Case
Center for Non-Profits: Non-Profits and Tax Policy: Not a One-Sided Equation (blog)
Center for Non-Profits: "Is Non-Profit Property Tax Exemption Sound Public Policy?" Presentation slides of Center executive director Linda Czipo to 4/15/2016 Seton Hall University School of Law conference
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