HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Hazleton Housing Authority made a PILOT payment to Hazleton City of $52,212 dollars.
Not for profit groups do not pay property taxes but they can make a “Payment in Lieu of Taxes” (PILOT).
Many not for profit groups take part in the program, others do not.
They say they provide jobs and other services to a municipality.
We’ll take a look at the program and talk with State Lawmakers about whether the program should be “mandatory.” tonight on Eyewitness News at 5pm.