Just because an organization has 501(c)(3) status – that does not automatically make the organization exempt from property taxes. Also, not every 501(c)(3) organization will qualify for property tax exemption.
In California, specificaly, new organizations must have certain language in their governing documents in order to qualify for what’s known as a “Welfare Exemption,” resulting in abatement of property tax.
We will assist organizations seeking exemption for the first time to file a claim for an Organizational Clearance Certificate and, where applicable, a Supplemental Clearance Certificate for Limited Partnership, Low-Income Housing Property – Welfare Exemption, with the Board of Equalization.
We are also able to assist your organization to file annual claims for the Welfare Exemption with the county assessor in which the organization’s property is located or being used.