Miami’s oldest church slapped with a $7 million tax bill

The Miami-Dade Property Appraiser has slapped the First Presbyterian Church of Miami with a $7.1 million tax bill, claiming the church’s for-profit school violates its religious exemption.
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The Miami-Dade Property Appraiser has slapped the First Presbyterian Church of Miami with a $7.1 million tax bill, claiming the church’s for-profit school violates its religious exemption.

Rene Rodriguez has worked at the Miami Herald in a variety of roles since 1989. He currently covers real estate for the business desk, documenting the region’s ongoing transformation and housing affordability crisis.

Caitlin Ostroff is a data reporter for McClatchy’s DC Bureau, based at the Miami Herald. She uses data analysis and coding to present and report information as part of the investigative team.