2013 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 42 - Taxation
§ 42-11104 Exemption for educational and library property


AZ Rev Stat § 42-11104 (through 1st Reg Sess 51st Leg. 2013) What's This?

42-11104. Exemption for educational and library property

A. Libraries, colleges, school buildings and other buildings that are used for education, with their furniture, libraries and equipment and the land that is appurtenant to and used with them, are exempt from taxation if they are used for education and not used or held for profit.

B. Property and buildings are exempt from taxation if leased from:

1. A school district pursuant to a lease or lease-purchase agreement under section 15-342, paragraph 9 or 10.

2. A community college district pursuant to a lease or lease-purchase agreement under section 15-1444.

C. Property and buildings, including land, improvements, furniture and equipment, that are owned by a nonprofit organization that is recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code and that operates as:

1. A charter school pursuant to section 15-183 are exempt from taxation beginning on the date the nonprofit organization acquires ownership of the property and buildings if the property and buildings are used for education and are not used or held for profit.

2. A trap and skeet shooting club that teaches, trains, sponsors, coaches or hosts or sponsors clinics, shooting leagues, competitive tournaments or other events, including hunter and firearm safety classes, are exempt from taxation if the property and buildings are used for education purposes and not used or held for profit.

D. Within ten days after receiving an initial affidavit of eligibility submitted under section 42-11152 by a nonprofit organization described under subsection C of this section, the county assessor, on request, shall issue a receipt for the affidavit.

E. If the nonprofit organization described under subsection C of this section files with the assessor evidence of the organization's tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, the organization is exempt from the requirement of filing subsequent affidavits under section 42-11152 until all or part of the property is conveyed to a new owner or is no longer used for education. At that time the organization shall notify the assessor of the change in writing.

F. A nonprofit organization described under subsection C of this section that acquires ownership of property that was previously owned by another nonprofit organization and used primarily for education shall comply with the requirements of section 42-11152 to qualify and establish eligibility for exemption.

G. If a nonprofit organization described under subsection C of this section that holds title to property used primarily for education fails to file the affidavit required by section 42-11152 in a timely manner, but otherwise qualifies for exemption, the county board of supervisors, on petition by the organization, shall direct the county treasurer to:

1. Refund any property taxes paid by the organization for a tax year if the organization submits a claim for the refund to the county treasurer within one year after the date the taxes were paid. The county treasurer shall pay the claim within thirty days after it is submitted to the treasurer. The county treasurer is entitled to a credit for the refund in the next accounting period with each taxing jurisdiction to which the tax monies may have been transmitted.

2. Forgive and strike off from the tax roll any property taxes and accrued interest and penalties that are due but not paid.

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