UAC Partnerships and Outreach Manager, Tivoni Devor Expresses His Concern On Implementing Property Taxes On Nonprofit Medical Centers

Date: 
February 2, 2015

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Tivoni Devor, UAC Partnerships and Outreach Manager was featured on Generocity.org in an article that centered around the topic of implementing property taxes on nonprofit medical centers. Here is an excerpt from the Generocity article feature.

"The release of a special report by former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has stirred an ongoing debate over how tax-exempt status is determined in Pennsylvania. The report analyzed tax data from 10 counties around the state and found that the amount of lost revenue due to tax-exempt public charities ranged from $35 million in Monroe County to over $600 million in Allegheny County…

Tivoni Devor, a Philadelphia-based advocate for nonprofits (and occasional columnist for Generocity.org) said his concern is that taxing property held by nonprofits draws money away from the mission-based activities of nonprofit organizations. “These organizations should be able to clearly demonstrate the value of their charitable work outweighs the value of the land they do it on,” he said.

“It’s important for nonprofits of all sizes to better explain the value of their work, via their outcomes, with the public to counter this pressure,” he added.

 For more on the Generocity article, click here.