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The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service invites you to a roundtable discussion about the tax exemption for nonprofits 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 saddled with compensating for the lost revenue?
Our distinguished speakers on the issue include:
- Daphne Kenyon, UNH 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” (Nov. 2011)
- Ron Rakow, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Assessing for the City of Boston
- Samuel Tyler, President of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau
Open to the public; RSVP required. A complimentary lunch will be provided.