McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Contribution to Construction Costs Supports Charitable Exemption

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Contribution to Construction Costs Supports Charitable Exemption

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 help satisfy the requirement that a charitable institution "donate or render gratuitously" a substantial portion of its services, and may help "relieve the government of some of its burden."  Panther Valley School District v. Carbon County Board of Assessment, No. 1840 C.D. 2011, June 22, 2012.