Discussion 4

As discussed in Video 1 for this Unit, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations have a significant advantage over for-profit corporations, in that they are not required to pay income taxes and certain other taxes.  Discuss the policy considerations for providing this advantage to nonprofit, tax-exempt corporations.  Discuss the safeguards in place to help assure that tax-exempt corporations fulfill their tax-exempt purposes and do not inappropriately benefit any individuals.  What, if any, additional requirements do you believe should be imposed upon tax-exempt corporations to justify the significant tax benefits they receive?