Non-profit institutions pay little or nothing in property taxes. Should they be required to contribute to the city’s finances. It’s been the subject of much debate. Noted PlanPhilly:

Citywide, property owned by hospitals and institutions of learning has an assessed value of $1.13 billion, enough to generate $107 million in annual property taxes. If, that is, the parcels were not exempt.

Read more the role of non-profits in tax policy here:

NewsWorks:  Will Philadelphia squeeze PILOTS out of more nonprofits?

City Paper: Pay Up: Penn and other wealthy nonprofits pay nothing to the city

It’s Our Money: Non-profits are non-payers

Daily Pennsylvanian: Exploring Penn’s financial contribution to the city

Now share with us what you think and why: