21 Mar 10
Hi. I have a brillant solution. Take all tax exempt status from all Churches in the US. The will create huge revenue and help handle the deficit.
It won’t harm useful charities, churches or foundations as IRS could have a way for them to deduct donations to the poor, underpriviledged, scholarships and so on. They would only pay on their profits.
Churches who do little out-of-pocket expendures on helping others would have more profit to tax.
Consider that Churches are businesses. Any reason they should be given tax freebies just because they have good intentions? Most of us have good intentions, like supporting our families.