Pennsylvania

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Lawmakers debate over who should decide nonprofit status

But some nonprofits say the current rules aren’t consistent. Courts can rule one organization meets the requirements for nonprofit status, while ruling a similar organization in a different municipality does not meet the requirements.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Tax Exemption
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Green energy group to target small nonprofits

Tish Mogan, standards for excellence director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, said a number of aspects could discourage an executive director or board of directors from investing in an efficiency retrofit.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Environment
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Nonprofit tax break proposal in Pennsylvania divisive

The uncertainty stems from what the amendment would not do. It would not change the definitions of purely public charities, nor the criteria set by the Legislature through the Institutions of Purely Public Charities Act 55 of 1997.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Property Taxes
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Aument's bill giving lawmakers power to decide tax-exempt status gets a hearing

David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, testified that the heart of the debate has more to do with financially-distressed municipalities facing shrinking revenues than it does with who gets tax-...

Tags: Property Taxes, Pennsylvania

Erie YMCA Tax Exemption Challenged

The Warren County YMCA in Erie, PA may lose its tax exempt status unless it can prove that the...

Tags: Taxes-Fees-PILOTs, Pennsylvania

New State Offices for Faith-Based Nonprofits

New York Governor Cuomo announced the creation of a new State unit, the Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. The Office is to...

Tags: New York, Pennsylvania, Faith-Based Offices
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Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign nearly $400,000 short of its goal

The last-minute push to fill red buckets happens as fewer people make in-person donations nationally and more give online, said Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Giving
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Nonprofits' property tax breaks under scrutiny

Much is at stake for the state's nonprofit community, said Ann Gingerich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, whose group hasn't taken a position on the amendment push.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Tax Exemption
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Nonprofit sector grows into powerful national player

The data can help drive decisions on where to invest public and private dollars, highlight regulatory needs and provide pertinent information for specific legislation — such as estimating how high the federal price tag could soar by making...

Tags: Pennsylvania, Employment

Peduto: Continue state oversight of Pittsburgh

A loosely-formed consortium of nonprofits has contributed to public services since 2005, when over 100 tax-exempt property owners contributed about $14 million. But the total fell to about $2.6 million in 2011 before the last agreement expired....

Tags: PILOTs, Pennsylvania

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