Property Tax Welfare Exemption

Just because an organization has 501(c)(3) status – that does not automatically make the organization exempt from property taxes. Also, not every 501(c)(3) organization will qualify for the Welfare Exemption.

New organizations must have certain language in their governing documents in order to qualify for the Welfare Exemption.

We will assist organizations seeking exemption for the first time to file a claim for an Organizational Clearance Certificate and, where applicable, a Supplemental Clearance Certificate for Limited Partnership, Low-Income Housing Property – Welfare Exemption, with the Board of Equalization.

We will also assist your organization to file annual claims for the Welfare Exemption with the county assessor in which the organization’s property is located or being used.