Va. Panel OKs Larger Religious Property Tax Exemption

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 2:17 PM EST) -- The Virginia House Finance Committee on Monday voted in support of legislation that would expand the scope of the state's property tax exemption for religious organizations.

Currently, religious organizations can only claim an exemption for personal property used exclusively for worship or as the primary residences of clergy. The bill would extend that exemption to property that is used primarily, but not exclusively, by religious organizations.

The legislation, introduced by Republican Delegate J. Randall Minchew, is aimed at churches that use outdoor spaces for religious services....
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