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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms Constitutional Test Must be Met by Those Seeking Charitable Exemptions
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Randy L. Varner In a 4-3 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Mesivtah Eitz Chaim of Bobov, Inc. v. Pike County Board of Assessment Appeals, No. 16 MAP 2011 (April 25, 2012) (" Mesivtah") [ enhanced version available to lexis.com... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Last Chance - Estate Tax Saving Opportunity May Expire At Year End
Posted on 31 Oct 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Carol F. Burger , David F. Golden , Molly F. James and Tania S. Sebastian For approximately the next two months, we have estate, gift and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions of $5.12 million, a maximum gift and tax rate of 35%, and... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Back to the Future for Real Estate Tax Exemptions and PILOTs/SILOTs? Charities Must Meet HUP Test and Act 55, Pennsylvania High Court Rules
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip B. Korb and Wendi L. Kotzen For charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, obtaining and preserving real estate tax exemptions just got a little more difficult. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the statute intended to clarify... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Contribution to Construction Costs Supports Charitable Exemption
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

In June, the Commonwealth Court addressed another issue of interest to nonprofit entities seeking charitable exemptions from Pennsylvania Sales & Use Taxes and local real estate taxes - whether a substantial contribution to construction costs may... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms Constitutional Test Must be Met by Those Seeking Charitable Exemptions
Posted on 8 Jun 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Randy L. Varner In a 4-3 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Mesivtah Eitz Chaim of Bobov, Inc. v. Pike County Board of Assessment Appeals, No. 16 MAP 2011 (April 25, 2012) (" Mesivtah") [ enhanced version available to lexis.com... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Back to the Future for Real Estate Tax Exemptions and PILOTs/SILOTs? Charities Must Meet HUP Test and Act 55, Pennsylvania High Court Rules
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip B. Korb and Wendi L. Kotzen For charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, obtaining and preserving real estate tax exemptions just got a little more difficult. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the statute intended to clarify... Read More