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We are a church with a 501c classification. we acquired some…

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We are a church with a 501c classification. we acquired some property about 10 yrs ago for future building site. Recently we decided to sell the property. Is there a tax liability connected with this sale in WA state.

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Not that I am aware of. The church owns the property and wishes to sell. Are we liable for any tax state wise or federal.

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 6 months ago
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Hi. My name's Lane.

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I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice on three continents since 1986.

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 6 months ago

No, as long as the church does not regularly participate in the business of selling property, a gain on the sale of a parsonage would not be taxable.

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However, if a church frequently sells property and is in the business of selling property to a customer, the church will be subject to UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax).

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 6 months ago

In this situation (decided not to build and sold) your tax exempt status makes this a non taxable sale at the federal level, and of course, no state income tax,

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