Not-For-Profit Property Tax Exemption In NJ: Not For Long

Law360, New York (July 29, 2015, 10:17 AM EDT) -- Richard F. Ricci

Sean Collier Recent decisions from the New Jersey Tax Court may prove problematic for nonprofit organizations currently relying on the state's property tax exemption statute. See N.J.S.A.54:4-3.6. The cases represent a trend of filings aimed at stripping the exemption from the properties of New Jersey's most prominent nonprofit institutions. Because each organization facing such a challenge bears the burden of proving its entitlement to the exemption, it will likely be required to muster detailed evidence of its internal operations. Even those that ultimately prevail may first undergo costly and invasive discovery.

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