Northern Light Health suing City of Brewer over tax dispute

Published: Aug. 28, 2023 at 11:55 AM EDT
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BREWER, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Health is suing the City of Brewer over a tax dispute.

The complaint involves the tax-exempt status of portions of the Northern Light Health facilities at Whiting Hill, including the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute.

Brewer’s Assessor ruled certain areas of the building are no longer eligible for property tax exemption because the spaces are occupied by employees of third-party service providers.

In Maine and across the nation, health systems and hospitals are still trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Northern Light, they often rely on for-profit service providers to help them access the resources needed to fulfill their mission cost-effectively.

We did reach out to the City of Brewer for comment on Monday but did not hear back.