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YMCA Tax-Exempt Questioned

The Board of Commissioners in Warren County, Pennsylvania, has asked the Warren County YMCA to provide information verifying that it qualifies as a tax-exempt organization.

Failure to produce this tax-exempt status may mean that the YMCA will be forced to close down for good. The YMCA must also pass the HUP (Hospital Utilization Project v. Commonwealth) within the next 60 days. The test is designed to regulate the requirements that any organization must meet in order to be considered a “purely public charity.”

IHRSA advocates for equal tax-treatment of for profit health clubs and their not-for-profit competition. We will continue to closely monitor this issue.

Click here for more information.

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