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Child Care Center Property Tax Exemption

Concerning the property tax exemption for property used as an integral part of a child care center.
2022 Regular Session
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Local Government
Bill Summary

Under the state constitution, property that is used solely and exclusively for charitable purposes is exempt from property tax, unless otherwise provided by general law. Under this constitutional authority, there is currently an exemption for property used as an integral part of a child care center. Section 2 of the bill modifies this exemption by repealing the requirement that the property must be owned for strictly charitable purposes and not for private gain or corporate profit, and that the property must be irrevocably dedicated to a charitable purpose. These changes allow property that is used by a tenant or subtenant to operate a child care center to be eligible for the exemption, and the bill specifies that in such case, only the operator's use is to be considered for purposes of determining whether the property is eligible for the exemption.Section 3 requires such an operator, or the operator's authorized agent, to sign the exemption application form and to provide the property tax administrator with any requested information related to the exemption. Sections 4 and 5 make conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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