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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:49pm

It can be a bit challenging to obtain recognition as a tax exempt organization by the IRS.  Last month’s decision in the Oregon Tax Court in the case of Newspace Center for Photography shows that gaining exemption from local property taxes is much more challenging.  The Multnomah County Assessor did not question that NCP was a 501(c)(3) organization – the gold standard for federal tax exemption.  The assessor also did not question that according to its bylaws it is organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes”. Nonetheless, the Assessor expected to collect property tax on its facility. Read More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:10pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:11pm

I<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap--> n late July, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the property tax millage rate by 18 percent to fund raises for county employees, the purchase of new vehicles, expansion of parks and more money for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap-->  Read More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:12pm

With Air Show planes soaring overhead a group of local residents protesting a property tax hike held up signs Wednesday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Read More