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Should church's pay taxes?

Why or why not?

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 2:51 PM on Mar. 5, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • The larger ones definitely should because once pastor's start earning large amounts, clearly a profit is being made.

    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 2:54 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • True 3 librate. Do you think if a profit is being made it should be required to go to their charitable works instead of a mansion?
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 2:56 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • 3libras- auto correct!! Grrrr
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 2:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Absolutely ^^


    But, the reason churches don't pay taxes is b/c they are considered charitable non-profit organizations.  And, some of the smaller, more honorable churches are.  But, those mega-churches are clearly profiting. 

    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:00 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Yes
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 3:01 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Yes they should. Earned or donated money.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 3:01 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Can anyone tell me if the church's dont pay taxes-does this create a financial burden that the rest of us have to bear?
    sahmamax2

    Comment by sahmamax2 (original poster) at 3:11 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • Yes they should. I don't believe there is a single "non-profit" church. Even smaller churches are associated with larger ones and act as businesses that "sell" prayers, salvation, etc. Earned and "donated" monies should be taxed and in accordance with what the church takes in like any other business
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:19 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • yes
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:20 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

  • It would be an interesting question for some math whiz or statistician to figure out if the government would gain more by having churches pay taxes, or if money lost through the charity that many churches perform would be more than the taxes taken in.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:15 PM on Mar. 5, 2013

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