The issue of tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations has raised its head once again with the J.R. Simplot Foundation challenging a property tax bill on JUMP during the construction phase.
The STATESMAN provided a detailed look at the property tax issue.
Private hospitals like St. Als and St. Luke’s pay top staffers huge salaries and earn tens of million dollars in excess of costs each year. Yet they are tax-exempt.
Churches are also exempt. Well over $1 billion in property within Ada County pays no tax, but receives benefits such as police and fire.
Does the contribution to the community out weigh the value of property tax?
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