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Editorial: Murphy's Law with Schenectady nonprofits

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What a mess. A handful of Schenectady’s nonprofit charitable organizations are in danger of foreclosure because once, a few years ago, they failed to file for tax-exempt status, they failed to pay their due tax. Then they did it again, at least once more. Nonprofit charitable organizations are tax-exempt, but the law requires them to file accordingly every year. As with so many laws in Schenectady, city officials were often willing to look the other ...

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March 1, 2012
7:43 a.m.

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So someone from the assessor's office finally does the job correctly, and now the Gazette thinks that city officials were "careless" in approving the sale of these liens?

The bottom line is it's 100% the fault of the non-profits who failed to file for tax exempt status as required. If they are forclosed on, it will be a valuable lesson to all non-profits to file their paperwork on time in the future or be prepared to pay the piper.