Maine Effort to Tax Nonprofits Raises Eyebrows Across the US

Maine Effort to Tax Nonprofits Raises Eyebrows Across the US

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The Republican's contentious proposal has sparked a fiery debate in Maine over what impact nonprofits have on their communities and whether they should have to shoulder the costs for municipal services they consume. It's also raising questions about whether other states will follow suit if LePage's effort is successful.

"We are very much aware of it," said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits. "I was talking to a group in Oklahoma about it and they looked horrified."

All states exempt nonprofits from property taxes either through laws or their state constitutions, Thompson said.

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