From www.drturi.com Prediction #10. Many large established religious Corporations and cults, (Mormonism, Scientology etc.), will be audited and forced into paying back taxes. Mass suicide / killing is expected from abusive leaders influencing lost religiously poisoned souls making up those groups during my upcoming 2013 “SOS To The World Windows.”
Dr. Turi on the air tonight he will be doing his UPDATES for the months ahead in relation to the Scorpius Draconis…And more topics as they come. http://www.starseedenergyradio.com
The parsonage exemption under §107 provides substantial benefits to ministers, who can exclude virtually all the costs of home ownership from their taxable income. This includes down payments, mortgageprincipal and interest payments, title and other fees, real estate taxes, personal property taxes, homeowners liability insurance, rental payments and so forth. Additionally, they get to exclude costs associated with home maintenance and improvements from their taxable income — and that includes utilities, repairs, furniture, appliances (even things like pool tables and vacuum cleaners), home décor, telephones, television, light bulbs and cleaning supplies. Megachurch pastors who live in multi-million dollar mansions receive the “parsonage exemption” as do church pastors who tend smaller, poorer flocks.
According to a report published at USA Today, costs states an estimated $26.2 billion per year when religious institutions are not required to pay property taxes. Despite the fact that they pay no property taxes to local or state governments, police and fire protection are available to churches. The article goes on to state that according to a University of Tampa professor, the federal government loses as much as $71 billion a year because of religious tax exemptions.
What do you think? Does the parsonage exemption need to be revoked or amended?
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