‘Taxing’ not-for-profit property

Mayors of some of the largest cities in the state are organizing to ask the General Assembly to consider “payment-in-lieu-of-taxes”
for hospitals and some other not-for-profits that don’t pay property taxes.

The mayors, including Fort Wayne’s
Tom Henry, are desperate to backfill a revenue hole caused by capping property taxes.

Henry told IBJ reporter
Kathleen McLaughlin for a story published in this week’s paper that while the group doesn’t want to tax churches,
it is interested in targeting such church-owned ventures as nursing homes.

How do you feel about payment-in-lieu-of-taxes?
Should not-for-profits be exempt from property taxes at all?

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