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PBI GC - Pennsylvania Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits - Is Your Charity Prepared to Defend Its Tax Exemption After a Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case? (#7534G)
||Monday, July 23, 2012
||12:00pm to 2:00pm
||MBA CLE Room
||2.0 Hours Substantive
||Joseph M. Geiger, CAE, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Harrisburg; Donald W. Kramer, Esq., Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia; Virginia P. Sikes, Esq., Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia and Brett M. Woodburn, Esq., Caldwell & Kearns, PC, Harrisburg.
||Explore the meaning of "purely public charity" post-Mesivtah Eitz Chaim of Bobov Inc. v. Pike County Board of Assessment Appeals. Hear from nonprofit experts about whether the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion sets a new standard for defining when a nonprofit organization qualifies for sales and property tax exemptions. Find out whether the application process for tax exempt status will be significantly impacted. Review Act 55, the HUP case standard for "purely public charity" and how, if at all, the Mesivtah holding has changed things. Discover what the Mesivtah opinion says about the balance between the power of the courts and the legislature. Consider whether legislative action could reverse the Court's holding or weaken the impact of the Mesivtah case. Review what the court says about who gets to define the meaning of a "purely public charity". Debate whether the evaluation of what is a "purely public charity" needs to be more flexible in a fast-changing world. Consider the implications for charities that already are tax exempt. Explore the possibility that charities will be scrutinized and have their tax-exempt status reversed. Examine the likelihood that municipalities will see this decision as the source of new revenue stream from charities.
Look at proactive steps your clients can take to ensure their tax exempt status. Strategize on how to apply for tax exempt status for a charitable organization in a way that most effectively ensures a grant of exemption *Hear a discussion on ways to defend against PILOTs (payment in lieu of taxes) and claims of unfair competition by for-profits
Discuss ways to demonstrate that your charity's work "relieves government burden".
||Lunch included. To register call 800-247-4724. Please note that if we have no registrations or very low registrations, we will cancel the program at the site 7-10 days prior to the scheduled date. You will receive an email or fax of the cancellation.
Register for this CLE at the PBI website
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