WSJ: ‘Which Colleges Will Have to Pay Taxes on Their Endowment? Your Guess Might Not Be Right’


Wall Street Journal article: 'Which Colleges Will Have to Pay Taxes on Their Endowment? Your Guess Might Not Be Right'

Small liberal arts colleges could take a hit from a new tax on investments, while some wealthy universities will avoid payments in the near-term

By Richard Rubin and Andrea Fuller

"The Juilliard School, New York’s magnet for aspiring artists, is bracing for a 1.4% tax on income from its $1 billion endowment. Three miles away, Columbia University and its $10 billion endowment will remain untouched for now.

"A college-endowment tax, enacted in December in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump, is causing confusion and frustration at schools across the country, which rely on the previously tax free-earnings when setting their budgets."

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