Tax Exemption For Nonprofits: Boston's PILOT Program

Rappaport Center hosts roundtable discussion

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012
Faculty Meeting Room, 4th Floor
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street, Boston

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service hosts a roundtable discussion about tax exemption for non-profits and how the City of Boston's PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Program addresses the issue.

Charitable nonprofits help cities by providing employment opportunities to residents, as well as attracting visitors and providing important services. In all fifty states, however, these institutions are exempt from paying property taxes, which can create a heavy burden on taxpayers to make up the difference. Do the services that these organizations provide outweigh the tax burden, or are residents unduly saddled compensating for the lost revenue?

Speakers include:

Daphne Kenyon, University of New Hampshire's Carsey policy fellow and visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, author of The Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofits and Revenue Implications for Cities

Ron Rakow, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Assessing for the City of Boston

Samuel Tyler, President of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. RSVP required to reserve your place.

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