Nope. A church, like any incorporated entity, does not enjoy anything. It the people who make up the church who enjoy those benefits. Since they already pay taxes, the church is not beholden to the state
But churches are a corporate entity just like any corporation. It has financial assets and owns property. These assets can appreciate over time and belong to the corporate entity, not the members individually. These assets are not taxed but they receive police protection, they impact our traffic and harm our roads. Why should tax payers who are not religious have to pay the churches' share?
posted on 07/05/2008 6:38:55 AM PDT
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Why should tax payers who are not religious have to pay the churches' share?
For the same reason those of us who homeschool, or send our kids to private school have to pay personal property taxes to support the public schools.
posted on 07/05/2008 6:43:49 AM PDT
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