Property Taxes

Our Take: New Jersey needs a well-reasoned, statewide legislative solution on the tax status of not-for-profit hospitals. A single ruling in New Jersey tax court in June 2015 has led to great uncertainty and has spawned over 40 lawsuits pitting municipalities against their local not-for-profit hospitals. Legislation, rather than litigation, can help identify a reasonable balance that would allow hospitals to contribute to the municipal services they use without jeopardizing hospitals’ ability to care for their communities. NJHA supports legislation in Trenton that would move us toward an equitable statewide approach. The bill is A-4013 / S-2642, which would maintain a non-profit hospital's property tax exemption and require hospitals contribute a fee of $2.50 per bed per day to its host municipality, among other provisions.

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05/16/2019 A-4013 Committee Testimony NJHA and members testimony to the Assembly State and Local Committee in support of A-4013 View Testimony
05/16/2019 N.J. Hospitals Caring for their Communities 2019 Community Benefit Report on the $2.9 billion N.J. hospitals put back into community health. View Report
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11/30/2016 An Explosion in Tax Appeals Visual representation of the 41 nonprofit hospitals facing legal challenges. View Infographic
06/06/2016 S2212 Prohibit property taxpayers from filing property tax appeals with respect to the property of others View Bill
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04/14/2016 A3635 Maintain property tax exemptions for non-profit hospital properties for tax years 2016 and 2017; creates study commission View Bill