YORK – This past week, the York County Commissioners discussed a request for a vehicle exemption filed by York University for a 2020 Toyota Camry – and eventually got to a discussion about the number of entities in the county that are tax exempt.
They approved the exemption for York University.
Afterward, Commissioner Stan Boehr said, “I wonder if they recognize all the county provides for them and they get it all for free, without paying any taxes. I just wonder if they appreciate it.”
“As well as all the other entities that don’t pay taxes,” added Commissioner Woody Ziegler.
“Things are tight and we give away things here and there,” Boehr said.
“If you remember, during our pink postcard meeting, one of the questions was how many entities are exempt in the county, how many are not contributing to the county,” Ziegler said.
“It seems like we have no say,” added Boehr.
Commissioner Chairman Randy Obermier said the entities that are declared tax exempt are statutorily – at the state level – approved.
“So we have go to up the line to get it changed,” Boehr said.
There are many tax-exempt entities in the county. The following is a list of those tax-exempt entities: