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This program was recorded on February 8, 2019
Non-profit organizations provide tremendous services both to local communities and the federal government. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers, purchase goods and services and utilities, pumping untold millions into the local economy, and paying taxes while providing communities with health care, employment training, disaster relief, food for the homeless, counseling and much more. But what does it take to obtain non-profit status and how does that status impact tax exemptions? This CLE course will offer a comprehensive review of obtaining non-profit and 501(c)(3) status, the distinction between private foundations and public charities, what types of organizations qualify for exemptions and how the rules apply to hospitals and schools, challenges to exemptions, and the variables between states.
Michael A. Paff has extensive experience in real estate with a background as a partner at large New Jersey firms. He is now the founder of Paff Law Firm. Mr. Paff established the Firm in 2016 and concentrates his practice on property tax appeal litigation, abatements, and condemnation issues in both New Jersey and New York. He has considerable experience litigating tax appeal cases that involve overvaluation, added assessments, omitted assessments, farmland assessments, exemptions, and Chapter 91 cases. Mr. Paff represents owners of commercial properties, ranging from condominiums and co-ops to, retail outlets, hotels, office buildings, medical offices, financial institutions, and automobile properties. He is seasoned at complex property litigation involving environmental issues, easements, and other factors that determine value— for industrial buildings, warehouses, refrigerated storage, and factories to name a few. Mr. Paff is also highly skilled in representing property taxpayers in all aspects of New Jersey and New York State and local property tax matters. He has assisted many residential property owners in achieving residential property tax relief helping owners to reduce their assessed value for savings on current or future tax bills and, in many cases, to obtain refunds.
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- Nonprofit contributions to society
- Obtaining a nonprofit status
- Private charity v private foundations
- Property tax exemptions for nonprofits
- Municipal attacks on nonprofits
- Challenges to nonprofits
- Hospital exemptions
- Schools and universities
- Other nonprofits
- The differences between nonprofit organizations and organizations that are tax exempt
- Qualifying for an exempt organization
- Internal Revenue Code and regulations related to the tax exempt organizations
- The issues involved in obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status