Friday, March 08, 2013

Fwd: Briefing Sessions on Real Estate Taxes in Allegheny County - Session Date Change 3/19 to 3/22!

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Subject: Briefing Sessions on Real Estate Taxes in Allegheny County - Session Date Change 3/19 to 3/22!
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The Forbes Funds

Briefing Sessions for Real Estate Taxes in Allegheny County

To Our Friends in Allegheny County,

As many of you may know 2,800 letters were mailed to organizations designated tax-exempt as Institutions of Purely Public Charity requesting information related to how the organization meets the criteria for tax exemption. The triennial review of all tax-exempt property in the County, pursuant to Ordinance 49-07, is underway. Each organization will be required to submit a cover sheet and review application within 60 days. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the tax-exempt status.

Accordingly to previously-published reports, Allegheny County distributed the letters to all owners of tax-exempt property  demanding verification that the land is, indeed, being used for tax-exempt purposes.  If your organization owns tax-exempt property in the County, you may have likely received a letter for each such parcel.  We encourage you not to panic.

We understand that you may want to engage counsel; but, before you do so, take advantage of the briefing sessions being held by the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership.  We're organizing meetings with the County's solicitor so that you can hear directly from him what you need to do. Also, we're preparing instructions that will guide you through the five-step HUP test so that you can explain to the County the charitable uses and purposes for the properties your organization owns.  We can't provide you legal advice but we can offer some guidance.

To that end, we have scheduled two optional briefing dates:

- Thursday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Cardinal's Great Hall in O'Connor Hall at St. Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road, Crafton, PA 15205. To register for this session, please click here.

- Friday, March 22, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. - Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave  Pittsburgh, PA 15217. (*Please note, this is a reschedule from Tuesday, March 19) To register for this session, please click here.

Please email Benjamin Hemmings at Please feel free to invite your colleagues and Board members.


The GPNP Advisory Board

Register Today for the 2013 Nonprofit Summit!
To download a Summit Agenda, please click here!

Is your organization a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP)? Having a GPNP membership enables you to attend the 2013 Nonprofit Summit on May 23, 2013 at discounted rate of $125 ($225 for non-members). Click here to register/renew your 2013 GPNP Membership to take advantage of this discounted rate along with the many other member benefits provided by the GPNP! Contact Benjamin Hemmings with any questions.
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