Should churches pay taxes? Ask Pat Robertson.
Of course they should pay taxes; the Catholic church owns some of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the country.....and people's donations to their churches shouldn't be tax deductible. Ja, these two resolutions would put the priests and nuns to work.
Yes. Colorado voters rejected this ballot initiative ONLY BECAUSE THE TAXES COLLECTED WERE NOT REBATED TO EXISTING TAX PAYERS. ...MARION GORDON ROBERTSON JUNIOR alias Pat owns many race horses obviously needed to faith healing gay bashing and running his so called Regent University and illegal law school
I despise the fact that State and local government loose $71 Billion a year due to the fact Churches do not pay property taxes . That’s why I say we do not have freedom FROM religion if non believers have to support this superstitious crap with our money
I would say that the churches that can afford to pay taxes absolutely should. Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen, those "superchurch" preachers who have huge mansions should pay taxes on their church like any businessman. Most churches don't actually make that much money. The Vatican pays priests a small paycheck and some of the donations go to the Vatican and the rest tends to go to charity.
That's in Catholic Churches. In Protestant Churches, they're well known for putting their money to charitable purposes, and they have to prove that they've done this every year or risk losing their Tax Free status.
Churches like Scientology are in the minority. They went to court for over a decade to browbeat the government into giving them Tax Free Status. Pat Robertson and Joel Osteen are ridiculous hypocrites. But most churches are run by legitimately humble and pious men and women.
They may be delusional, they may be worshiping a figment of their imagination. But they're sincere.
They should have been paying them all along.
You can travel all over the world, and come to small towns and villages - some looking quite modest, that is until you get to the main churches of the area !
Adorned and sometimes way overdone. Why ? Because they collect funds from their congregation, and pay NO taxes. Greedy money suckers !