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After years of conducting community health needs assessments, why weren’t we more prepared for COVID? purpose

Apr. 27, 2021 12:28 pm

After years of conducting community health needs assessments, why weren’t we more prepared for COVID?

One reason may be the years of decreasing levels of community-directed spending from hospitals — particularly nonprofit hospitals.
UPenn faculty calls on board of trustees to reverse their position on PILOTs at meeting tomorrow purpose

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.
Update: Outcry Over Nonprofit Filing Requirement Leads to Extension of Deadline results

Mar. 31, 2015 1:00 am

Update: Outcry Over Nonprofit Filing Requirement Leads to Extension of Deadline

UPDATE: The Office of Property Assessment has officially announced that the deadline for the filing requirement has been extended to June 1, 2015. It will also only require that the nonprofits submit “documentation to support their Non-Profit Tax Exemption status.” Other documents requested in past notifications are not required. Last month, the owners of the […]
PA Auditor General Holds Meeting in Philly on Debate Over Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status results

Mar. 26, 2015 11:49 am

PA Auditor General Holds Meeting in Philly on Debate Over Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at City Hall Pennsylvania’s Senate passed a bill last month proposing to amend the state constitution to give the General Assembly full power to define a purely public charity, which gives nonprofits tax-exempt status. Currently, the courts have the power to determine if a nonprofit qualifies as a purely public charity […]
Fault Lines Emerge in Nonprofit Sector With New Filing Requirement results

Mar. 13, 2015 11:29 am

Fault Lines Emerge in Nonprofit Sector With New Filing Requirement

Update: A bill is heading to a full City Council vote that could upend the filing requirement. Read our update for more information on the bill.  Reverend Terrence Griffith of the New African Baptist Church in South Philadelphia received a letter in the mail last month that took him by surprise. The letter included a […]
Who Has the Power to Define a Public Charity in PA? purpose

Jan. 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Who Has the Power to Define a Public Charity in PA?

The release of a special report by former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has stirred an ongoing debate over how tax-exempt status is determined in Pennsylvania. The report analyzed tax data from 10 counties around the state and found that the amount of lost revenue due to tax-exempt public charities ranged from $35 million in Monroe […]