Strapped Cities Hit Nonprofits With Fees

12/26/2010 08:26 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Wall Street Journal

Facing budget gaps and an aversion to new debt and taxes, states and local governments are slapping residents with an array of new fees--and some are applying them to nonprofits.

That marks a sharp departure from long-standing tax exemptions mandated by state law or adopted on the theory that churches, schools and charitable organizations work alongside governments to provide services to the community.

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