Religions Paying Taxes
In many countries in the world religious activities don’t have to pay taxes the same as regular businesses. Although it can be argued that a religion is not a business, they do still turn over money through donations and other activities.
When religious institutions generating money from society raises the question, should religions be exempt from paying taxes?
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- Should religions be exempt from paying taxes?
- Are you religious?
- How do religious institutions such as churches or mosques get money?
- Do you think it is fair for religions to be exempt from paying taxes? Why?
- Should religions be treated the same as charities? Why?