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For-Profit Schools Ruled Exempt From Michigan Personal Property Tax

by Miller Canfield on

In a departure from past interpretation, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling on May 1, 2017 expanding the use of personal property tax exemptions available to for-profit institutions. In SBC Health Midwest, Inc. v City...more

One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofits

In states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike. However, the exemption provided to...more

Charter Schools: Leasing a surplus building from the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has a special program to lease surplus buildings to Charter Schools. Read Roberta Colton's article to find out the details. and best practices....more

Maine Supreme Court Clarifies Property Tax Exemption For Non-Profits

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

In a case watched closely by Maine’s non-profit organizations, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that Hebron Academy, a private secondary school, was exempt from property tax on its various school buildings. The...more

"Purely Public Charities" in Pennsylvania. Back to the future – again.

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision has rekindled the issue of what constitutes a "purely public charity" for real estate tax exemption purposes in Pennsylvania. The decision may lead to a renewed interest of school...more

Divided Appellate Court Denies Tax Exemption for Sale-Leaseback Property

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Fourth District Appellate Court recently found that the Department of Revenue correctly denied a property tax exemption where a charitable organization sold a property to a limited liability company formed by a concerned...more

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