Why are Churches tax exempt when the good works part is diminishing and the political part is increasing?

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  • 6 months ago
    Best Answer

    ... and that is why some people think churches should lose their tax exempt status.

  • 6 months ago

    Ask congress. It's their call.

  • Never
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I don't believe they should be. But, the government is afraid of the churches. Even the biggest scams like Scientology.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Is it? It's not just churches that are tax exempt, it's all 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including nonprofit charities, college fraternities, clubs and teams, political organizations, science and educational organizations, and private foundations. Yes, all of the above could be making profits and selling things, but it's for the lRS to determine if there is any actual fraud.

    • Amy
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      The question wasn't about the fact that charities have to account for every dollar whereas churches don't report anything to the IRS. The question was why political organizations such as churches get to be tax-exempt.

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  • Ro
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Why not?

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