Posted on August 3, 2017

Does your nonprofit own real property? Does it plan to purchase real property (or hope to have it donated)? If so, don’t assume that your nonprofit will not have to pay property tax. Real property owned by a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in Georgia is not automatically exempt from property tax. The property must qualify for one of the listed exemptions and the owner must apply for exemption and be approved.

Visit Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta’s website for a webcast and an article that cover whether a nonprofit’s owned real property is exempt from Georgia’s property tax, how to apply for property tax exemption, and best practices for maintaining that exemption.

If your nonprofit’s application for property tax exemption was denied, check out these resources and then contact your PBPA attorney if you need additional assistance. https://www.pbpatl.org/resources/tax/property-tax/