Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

August 20, 2013

Should non-profits be allowed tax exemptions on rental properties?

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The same should hold true for any non-profit that rents or leases property to the general public. Non-profits should not be able to get the exemption on property they are renting out or leasing if the property is not being used for non-profit purposes.

They need to pay their fair share in property taxes to support the local community. If they want the exemption, then the property should be used for not-for-profit purposes or rented to another not-for-profit entity that can use the property for non-profit purposes.

I wish to thank Mr. Houk for bring this to my attention. I was unaware that non-profit churches could have rental property and make a profit from the rental property without having to pay property taxes. I don’t believe any non-profit should be able to rent or lease buildings to private individuals and families and be entitled to an exemption from property taxes.

Sincerely,

Richard Fayette

Greensburg resident and taxpayer

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