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Idaho Property Tax Updates

Updated september 2018

New Property Tax Case Pending Before Supreme Court

The state supreme court will soon decide whether an apartment complex owned by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit lost its property tax exemption in 2016 by renting some apartments that year to individuals with incomes over 60% of the median income threshold. The exemption requires all rental units except the manager’s be dedicated to low-income tenants. It specifies how many units must be rented to tenants with various income thresholds, with 60% as the highest. The district court ruled the exemption did not apply. The taxpayer, Aspen Park, Inc., argued that (1) the requirements overlap so that renting most of the units to very low-income tenants frees the rest from restrictions; and (2) an exception exists when there are not enough low-income applicants. The court said only the legislature could modify the requirements to address the dearth of qualified applicants. If the taxpayer prevails, the precedent could apply by analogy in other types of exemption cases where facts and circumstances may justify a departure from a strict application of the statutory requirements.
 
Michelle DeLappe and Norm Bruns
Garvey Schubert Barer
American Property Tax Counsel (APTC)

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