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Ancillary Joint Ventures And The Unanswered Questions After Revenue Ruling 2004-51
Gabriel O Aitsebaomo
Ever since the Internal Revenue Service (the "Service") issued Revenue Ruling 98-15… in which it emphasized "control" as a critical factor in determining whether a tax-exempt hospital that enters into a whole-hospital joint venture with a for-profit entity would continue to maintain its tax-exemption, practitioners and scholars alike have sought guidance from the Service regarding whether such "control" would also be required of an exempt organization that enters into an "ancillary joint venture" with a for-profit entity. In response, the Service issued Revenue Ruling 2004-51 on May 6, 2004.
… In Revenue Ruling 2004-51, the Service enunciated that a tax-exempt university ...