Tax Exemption


Why the IRS puts white-nationalist groups in the same category as orchestras, planetariums and zoos

Groups in this category that receive tax-deductible donations are known as 501(c)(3) organizations.

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Some Charities Misuse IRS Short Registration Form, Chronicle Data Suggests

The findings point to "abnormalities," because it typically takes a long time for new nonprofits to establish themselves and grow, said Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: 1023-EZ, Form 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption

The $1.4 billion that doesn’t pay property tax

Despite the tax squeeze caused by exempted properties, many organizations argue their property tax-free existence provides greater benefits to the community.

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Bid to define charitable nonprofit to exempt from property taxes won't see further legislative action this year

"If we can't move (SB 960) through the entire process this year, then we will reintroduce it next year," said Joan Bowman, external affairs officer for the Michigan Nonprofit...

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Nonprofits' Tax-Exemption Battle Moves to the Courts

The Princeton case differs from previous legal challenges in one important way: It was brought by residents. The fee for filing a property tax challenge is typically very low -- less than $100.

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IRS Improperly Granted Charity Status to EZ Filers

The shorter form may have helped reduce the IRS’s backlog of applications, but it has invited fraud, said Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: IRS, Form 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption

Tax-Exempt Hospitals Face Payments to Host Towns in New Jersey

“It’s not a stretch to say that every nonprofit that owns property should be looking at this,” Linda Czipo, executive director of the Center for Non-Profits, an organization based in Mercerville, New Jersey that advocates for the groups in...

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Are You Watching the Court Rulings on Property Tax Exemptions? Maybe You Should

In June, the Tax Court of New Jersey ruled that, with only narrow exceptions, Morristown Medical Center is ...

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Why some big nonprofits are balking at how the Nicollet Mall remake is being paid for

Jon Pratt, the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, said the reason nonprofits are exempt from general taxes is because they provide a public benefit.

Tags: Minnesota, State Tax Issues, Tax Exemption

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.

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