Congress Questions IRS On Oversight Of Nonprofit Hospitals
The New York Times: Congress Questions The I.R.S. About Delays In Its Oversight Of Nonprofit Hospitals
In August, the Illinois Department of Revenue moved to revoke the property tax exemptions enjoyed by three major nonprofit hospitals after a court ruling determined that a fourth hospital in the state did not provide enough charity care to justify the tax benefit. Those hospitals, however, remain exempt from federal taxes — a far bigger benefit — because the Internal Revenue Service is not collecting information to assess the extent of the care for poor and uninsured patients that nonprofit hospitals nationwide are supposed to provide (Strom, 10/31).