I am not sure how it works but as I understand religious organizations do not pay taxes. So I am wondereing why? I am an Atheist so why do I have to support churches and such, I understand the charitable part and that can be tax exempt. As for when they build or buy items and all income should be taxed like any other business IMO, in the end they are a business right. Do pastors and such pay taxes on their incomes?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 3:20 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
Hell yeah! They need to pay taxes just like the rest of America. The Church is definitely a business. The pastors sell the "word of God," and in return ask for prayer offerings, funding, tithes, general offerings, and even pastor offerings!
how do they put it? You have to sow the seed of God in order to reap the benefits of his blessings. Those are all code words. The church provides a service to people and it makes a financial profit = business.
The thing that most ppl fail to realized is that the Church is government owned.
Answer by sugahmamma at 3:26 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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Answer by NovemberLove at 3:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 3:45 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
Pastors are taxed on income - true, but we are talking about the church as a whole. the laws make is easy for pastors to report inaccurate numbers.
I will be glad to elaborate on what I mean, I will pm you cinn. In the mean time you should do some searching on line and at the library. Its a fact that gets over looked, b/c of religious debate.
Answer by sugahmamma at 4:05 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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