Nun Residence Qualifies for Charitable Tax Exemption, Court Says

Jan. 14, 2022, 8:51 PM

Religious housing properties are exempt from Michigan’s ad valorem property tax, a state court has held.

The Michigan Tax Tribunal, in a decision released January 10, held that residential property owned by the Sisters of the Order of St. Dominic of Grand Rapids qualifies for a charitable tax exemption but not for a parsonage exemption.

A parsonage exemption allows ministers of the gospel to exclude the value of housing from income.

More: The court rejected Grand Rapid’s argument that because the activities that qualify the religious group for an ad valorem property tax exemption don’t take place on the property, ...

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