Survey: Nonprofits’ tax-exempt status under attack

By Kevin Zimmerman – July 9, 2018

A member survey conducted by the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance has found that an increasing number of municipalities in the state are denying or challenging nonprofits’ property tax exemptions.

A total of 35 nonprofits responded to the survey, with 66 percent saying that their property had recently been assessed for taxes by a municipality after a history of it being exempt – even though 97 percent of the facilities being assessed had not undergone a change of use.

Among the municipalities reported to be denying or challenging the nonprofits’ tax exemptions are Bethel, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk and Stratford.

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