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Tax Treatment of Exempt Organization Real Estate Income: Calculating UBTI and UDFI on Rental Income

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Recording of a 110-minute CPE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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This course will provide tax professionals and advisers to exempt organizations with a practical guide to the planning opportunities, tax risks, and reporting obligations of exempt organizations investing in real estate assets. The panel will outline when rental and sale income is exempt and when not, discuss the impact of debt financing on tax and reporting obligations, and provide examples of calculating and apportioning proceeds and income between exempt purposes and unrelated business income.


While exempt organizations are generally not subject to income tax, many nonprofits receive unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) subject to tax (UBIT). Navigating the UBTI rules for rental income and sale gain for organizations owning real property can be a significant challenge and concern.

Investment in real estate by an exempt organization in a joint venture or other partnership with a taxable entity can complicate the tax treatment of income or gain from the real property. The Code provides structures to exempt from tax-specific income that it would otherwise treat as UBTI. However, tax advisers must have a thorough grasp of the rules to avoid costly consequences from a reclassification of income.

Listen as our panel of experienced nonprofit tax advisers provides a deep dive into the rules and reporting requirements governing UBTI for exempt organizations.



  1. Income subject to classification as UBTI under Section 512
  2. Tax treatment of rental income
  3. Income from real property transactions where the asset is not considered part of the organization's exempt purpose or mission
  4. Reporting challenges and examples


The panel will discuss these and other relevant topics:

  • What are the exceptions to income from real estate that would otherwise be considered UBTI under Section 512?
  • Tax treatments of real estate owned in joint ventures between exempt organizations and for-profit companies or syndicates
  • Allocating sale gain in instances where some but not all proceeds are considered tax exempt


Ansari, Farah
Farah N. Ansari, Esq.

Schenck Price Smith & King

Ms. Ansari is Co-Chair of the Nonprofit Practice Group and a member of the Tax Planning Practice Group. She possesses...  |  Read More

Czerniawski, Magdalena
Magdalena M. Czerniawski, CPA, MBA

Managing Director
CBIZ Marks Paneth

Ms. Czerniawski is a member of the firm’s Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group. With over 15 years of...  |  Read More

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