Recent Trends In Rethinking Property Tax Exemptions

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 12:31 PM EST) -- Courts in a number of states are reconsidering how to determine whether a property owner, often a nonprofit entity, is entitled to a property tax exemption or other special property tax treatment. More than ever before, state and local governments are questioning the purpose for granting such organizations tax-exempt status and whether that purpose is being advanced.

Pennsylvania is in the forefront of this phenomenon. Recent Pennsylvania court decisions portend a new national trend for state and local governments to successfully challenge the favorable property tax...
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