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I am a non-profit organization, I lost my tax-exempt status what can I do?

Non-profit property tax exemptions are usually taken away by an assessor through an added assessment. Remember, added assessments in most cases must be appealed by December 1 not April 1. Non-profit property tax exemptions can be lost when the property fails to be used for its tax exempt purpose, or if they are not renewed every 3 years.

YOU MUST BE PRO-ACTIVE IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR TAX EXEMPT STATUS!

An appeal must be timely filed or you will be liable for the taxes. For example a case I litigated involved a church which lost its exemption but did not fully understand the implications of the added assessment it had received. As a result, they owed $37,000.00 in taxes which it was too late to appeal. They would have owed $53,000.00 more the next year but we filed an appeal just in time. In this case we were able to re-gain the tax exemption, and their $53,000.00 tax bill immediately went to $0.00.

Every case has its own facts, and results can’t be guaranteed in this extremely complex area of law, but if you have lost your tax exemption, contact us and we be able to help.

2022-09-08T21:46:25+00:00
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