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    Tax Exemptions

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    the decline of religious association in the last several years and the advancements in American society, the validity of tax exemptions has been questioned. Some people believe that organizations that are exempt from paying taxes are given an unfair advantage over organizations that are required to pay taxes. Others believe that tax exemptions are necessary for such organizations. There are many different viewpoints on the issue, making it not an easy one to resolve. There are many stakeholders that could be affected greatly by a change in the policy of church tax exemptions. Therefore, it is an issue in which many factors must be taken into consideration. The question…

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    Universities and colleges meet this prima-facie requirement by virtue of being educational organizations, one of the “presumptive” categories of charitable exemption listed in 501(c)(3). Unless an athletic department were separately-incorporated, therefore, 28 it makes no sense to talk about “college athletics” as being tax exempt. Particular activities are not tax-exempt – entities are (though particular activities of an exempt organization might nevertheless be subject to tax under the UBIT…

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    All churches within the United States of America have had an official federal income tax exemption since 1894 and although nothing has been put in place to change this, it has been strongly debated whether or not churches should remain this way. Churches should not have this tax exemption because it violates the separation of church and state, that churches in no way aid the government, and that allowing churches to have this tax exemption cost the government billions of dollars in lost…

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    States. In addition, all the 50 states of USA and also the District of Columbia give the pass on the property tax to churches. It is exempted from the property taxes, income taxes and other kinds of the taxes. It might be liberating in the sense to reexamining the tax exemption. When the donation is made to churches there are tax deductions. This thing encourages the people to become wealthier and bigger. In many areas like in the cash strapped Europe and debt-ridden areas churches are…

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    Tax Exempt Status Essay

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    Churches started receiving tax exempt status in 1894, making the United States economy miss out on hundreds of billions a year in property tax income. It's a complete violation of separation of church and state where being a tax exemption is a privileged and not a right. The biggest problem to me is the fact of separation of church and state are a main issue, but letting them remain tax exempt causes all american people, even those who oppose all religious doctrine, support religion by having to…

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    Non Profit Entity Essay

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    Additionally, they can apply for the IPC (Institutions of a Public Character) status. It then qualifies to receive tax-deductible donations. It is beneficial to the donor of the charity. The donations to an IPC for the foreign charitable purpose do not come under this category. They are not tax deductible. Registering an NPO as a Society A non-profit organization can also be set up as a Society. Under this provision, a company, partnership, club, or an association can be formed as a society. A…

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    makes a church special that they are exempt from taxes, even through a church would be labeled as a non-profit organization which in term is a business. The IRS treats the church with favoritism is that fair that they get exemption while other non-profit organizations still have to pay their fair share. In one of Mark Twain’s notebook; Mark Twain argued “no church property is taxed and the atheist man without religion are taxed to make up the deficit in the income” think about how much better…

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    However, as it currently stands, in many cases, those would-be tax dollars are being directly deposited into the pockets of greedy, corrupt clergymen that care less about what is in your heart and more about what is in your wallet. Bear in mind that the Church of Scientology brings in $500-550 million every year, according to an article by L. Christopher Smith for Entrepreneur. This church earns more in a year than most people will see in their entire lifetime, and yet none of it goes to the…

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    For every dollar in taxes a religious organization does not pay, you and I are paying for it. Churches have been tax-exempt since the start of our country. Our government and society are founded on the freedom to choose, freedom of faith and religion, but we all share the tax burden of religion, even if we choose not to practice it. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly states churches are separate from the government. The First Amendment also states the freedom to…

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    Non-Profit Case Study

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    The couple repeatedly violates Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) charitable tax exempt regulations; by running the organization to only serve their own personal interest.…

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