Nonprofit Organization Killers No. 1: Loss of Federal Income Tax Exemption

Corporate or trust income tax at the highest rate (21% for corporations, 35% for trusts, in 2019)[i] applies if a nonprofit entity fails to qualify, engages in prohibited transactions, or stops operations that are exempt from taxation.[ii] 378 entity 501(c)(3) exemptions are listed by the IRS as having been revoked through formal hearings since 2005,…

Are High Net Worth People Leaving Illinois?

The Illinois Policy Institute has examined IRS data, and thinks this is a problem. Texas and Florida appear to be prime destinations, see https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/irs-data-show-continuing-illinois-wealth-flight/ The real problem appears, however,  to be attraction of new residents, since an aging population moving to warmer climates may have nothing to do with tax burdens, see https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-census-illinois-population-trend-leavers-met-20190925-55e2uha64rardg7pa5734u6twu-story.html Past increases in…

Hospital And Other Illinois Property Tax Exemption Decisions In 2019

                          The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in Oswald v. Hamer (2018 IL 122203, 115 N.E.3d 181, 425 Ill.Dec. 626 (Ill., September 20, 2018)) upheld a General Assembly action changing the statute which was interpreted to deny a charitable use exemption for a hospital…

Top Ten Church, Charity, and School Illinois Property Tax Exemption Mistakes

Top Ten Church, Charity, and School Illinois Property Tax Exemption Mistakes By: William A. Price, www.growthlaw.com Don’t apply for property tax relief before you get your federal exemption letter. You have the burden of proof of exemption, and though the IRS “Good Housekeeping Seal Of Approval” is not enough to prove state qualification, it is…