Mar. 10, 2022 6:30 am
How could Philly’s PILOT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) program get better?
17% of Philadelphia's real estate value is exempt, leaving almost $500 million untapped. Consider a case study from Boston on improving the program.
Apr. 5, 2021 9:13 am
Opinion: The call for PILOTs is a call for wealthy nonprofits to invest in justice rather than charity
PILOTs have the power to "shift wealth from powerful and privileged institutions to the neediest and most marginalized communities," says guest columnist Angela Chan.
Nov. 19, 2020 11:00 am
UPenn will be contributing $100M to Philadelphia’s school district over the next 10 years. But is that enough?
It's a start, say PILOTs advocates, but short of the $40 million a year the university would owe if it paid property taxes.
Sep. 23, 2020 11:53 am
UPenn faculty calls on board of trustees to reverse their position on PILOTs at meeting tomorrow
More than 1,000 faculty and staff members are urging Penn to pay 40% of what it would owe in property taxes to the Philadelphia public schools as a matter of social, economic and racial justice.
Mar. 26, 2015 11:49 am
PA Auditor General Holds Meeting in Philly on Debate Over Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status
Both sides made their case at City Hall in the latest bout over the future of who defines a purely public charity
Dec. 2, 2014 1:28 pm
Biz Journal: Radnor Township Wants 3 Nonprofit Colleges to Pay Up
Radnor Township officials want Villanova University, Eastern University and Cabrini College to start paying up.
May 10, 2013 8:00 am
Understanding the Debate Around Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status, PA Act 55, and PILOTS
City Council Member Bill Green has proposed two bills that would impact the nonprofit sector. One would require nonprofits to file an annual report outlining their benefit to the community. The other would tax commercial activity by nonprofits that is outside of their stated mission, a classic example being a gift shop located inside a […]