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Why Does Children's Hospital Need Support?
Children's Hospital is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt institution, meaning we do not pay federal income and excise taxes or state and local property and sales taxes. To meet the criteria for tax-exempt status, an organization
- must act on behalf of its community
- must return any revenue back into the organization (must use any budget surplus to purchase new equipment, expand our facilities and enhance our services)
- must not spend substantial effort to influence legislation or participate in a political campaign.
Without a tax exemption, Children's Hospital would be forced to pass along our increased expenses to our patients. As our number of patients grows each year, so does our need for more equipment and larger facilities. Without tax exemptions, it would be more difficult to add services and maintain equipment at the rate our community needs.
Find out more Facts About Children's Hospital and read Our Story of helping the children of Knoxville and East Tennessee since the 1930's.