November 19, 1992 |
Commonwealth Court has ruled that a home for unwed mothers in Darby Borough, Delaware County, is not tax exempt. The ruling, handed down Tuesday by Judge Rochelle S. Friedman, reversed an earlier Delaware County Court decision allowing the Delaware County Pro-Life Coalition to claim tax-exempt status for the former Catholic convent renovated into a home for pregnant women. In July 1988, the Delaware County Pro-Life Coalition entered into a five- year lease agreement with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Blessed Virgin Mary Church for the church's land and a former convent building in Darby Borough.
October 25, 1987 |
The Chester County Tax Assessment Board is considering an appeal for tax exemption by a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that wants to build low- income housing on its property in South Coatesville. During a 30-minute hearing on Thursday, Habitat for Humanity president Henry Fisher asked board members to grant a one-year exemption for three vacant parcels of land. He said his group intends to use privately donated funds and primarily volunteer labor to construct houses for low-income families.
February 2, 1989 |
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District has filed suit in Chester County Court seeking to rescind the tax-exempt status of Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College. In a petition filed Jan. 19, the school board said the tax exemption should be revoked because "the academy has not shown that it is founded and/or maintained by private or public charity. " E. Mark Mullineaux, an attorney for the school district, said the academy did not meet all the legal criteria to be considered a "purely public charity.
June 9, 2011 |
The Internal Revenue Service revoked the tax-exempt status of the Philadephia Housing Authority's development nonprofit - a move that the housing agency's director earlier said would be "catastrophic. " The $66-million nonprofit guides all development work for the housing agency and has steered the construction of thousands of units of affordable housing in the past decade. The loss of nonprofit status means the development corporation will have to begin paying taxes on income and re-apply for tax exemption.
June 28, 1995 |
Although official discussions on next year's budget are not scheduled to begin until the end of October, the battle lines are already starting to form. And not surprisingly, the focus is on taxes. Councilwoman Jane Faust said at Monday night's council meeting that it was "the responsibility" of the council to exempt the elderly and disabled from paying the township's head tax. The annual $10 tax, paid by every resident of Bensalem over age 18, was enacted in 1991 to erase part of a $1.86 million deficit.
September 27, 1989 |
As owner of Chapin Medical Co. in Anaheim, Calif., Mark Johnson does considerable business with the American Red Cross. For one thing, his company serves as a national distributor of Red Cross plasma medicines, delivering them to hospitals wherever the Red Cross has contracts. Chapin Medical and a number of other national distributors are paid a fee for these services. But Johnson also buys plasma medicines from the Red Cross outright, marks them up and sells them to hospitals on his own. "If I call up a hospital that has no relationship with Red Cross, then I'll sell at any price I can get," Johnson said.
October 18, 1987 |
For the first time in 43 years, Boy Scout Troop 55 of Berlin Borough will be required to pay taxes on 10.8 acres of undeveloped land that it owns and uses as a camp site, according to Christine Wahl, the borough's tax assessor. The property, known as Camp Stanton, is located at 130 Crest Ave., a residential section of Berlin Borough, and has an estimated market value of more than $500,000, according to one area Realtor. The land had not been taxed until now because it apparently was overlooked by borough officials, including herself, Wahl said.
June 12, 1991 |
Plans for the state-subsidized reconstruction of the downtown Camden waterfront hit a temporary snag yesterday over how much a developers' consortium must pay the city for exempting a new GE factory and office complex from school and county taxes. City Council had planned to act tomorrow on a proposal for the city to reap annual payments of 2 percent of the construction costs of a 350,000-square- foot office building and a 225,000-square-foot factory. The structures would replace existing GE and Campbell Soup plants between Market and Federal Streets along the Delaware River.
February 15, 2013
DEAR HARRY: A friend who is a law student told us we might be in trouble for claiming our newborn as an exemption for 2012. On Dec. 27, I went to the hospital because there seemed to be a problem with my pregnancy. Fortunately, it turned out not to be a problem. Because I was already in the hospital, we talked about the possibility of having the baby by Caesarean section in the next few days. This came about because my obstetrician was planning on a vacation a week before my mid-January due date, and I did not want a substitute.
April 22, 1993 |
A Delaware retailer brings in $17 million a year selling expensive strings of pearls, faux tortoise rattan tables and other unusual gifts through 12 million catalogs mailed each year. The profit margin on goods sold is huge - 65 cents on every $1 taken in. If shoppers pay with credit cards, they can call a toll-free number seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight. Or they can visit one of the retailer's outlets just north of Wilmington or in Alexandria, Va. What makes this retailer different from other trendy merchandisers?