Delaware Code Title 9. Counties § 8154. Conditions for charitable exemptions; penalty for false statement or certification
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No church, religious society, charitable corporation or other nonprofit organization shall be entitled to the exemption granted pursuant to this subchapter unless the following additional conditions are satisfied:
(1) An affidavit must be filed with the taxing authorities of the county and other political subdivisions by the president of the organization or the executive director or presiding authority of the organization, certifying that said organization is nonprofit and that the project for which exemption is sought is operated on a nonprofit basis and is principally devoted to housing for the elderly as defined in § 8152 of this title. The affidavit must further state the name and address of the officers of the organization, the purposes of the organization, and the basis for the authority of the officer to make and file such affidavit on behalf of the organization;
(2) A certified financial statement must be filed with the taxing authorities showing all income received by the organization from any source in connection with the project and all expenditures made to any person in connection with the project for which exemption is sought; the statement must be certified by a certified public accountant authorized and licensed to practice in this State. The statement must be filed on or before July 1 of each calendar year; a projected statement must be filed for the first year of operation;
(3) A certification must be filed with the taxing authorities of the county and other political subdivision by the authorized officials of the organization certifying, warranting and covenanting that the project for which exemption is sought will be operated on a nonprofit basis during its entire existence and that it will not be sold, transferred, or conveyed except to another nonprofit church, religious society, charitable corporation or nonprofit organization qualifying for exemption under this subchapter and will not be principally devoted to any purpose other than housing for elderly persons as defined in § 8152 of this title. This certification shall bind the organization filing it in perpetuity and shall be enforceable in law and at equity by the county and other political subdivision of this State in which the project is situate;
(4) Any person, officer or director acting on behalf of any church, religious society, charitable corporation or nonprofit organization filing a false statement or certification shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 and/or be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.
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