Italy Plans to Tax the Catholic Church

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Italy Plans to Tax the Catholic Church

Postby Hmmm » Dec 10th, 2012, 10:03 am

The church owns vast amounts of property in Italy, and the move is aimed at making sure that convents that offer bed-and-breakfast services or church buildings that rent space to shops pay their share of taxes.

The change — once it is formally drafted and approved by Parliament — could result in revenues of $650 million to $2.6 billion annually, according to municipal government associations. It could also set an example for other European countries that are struggling with debt — notably Greece and Spain — and where there is growing popular resentment over tax breaks for the church.

This disgusting entity deserves much more then this.
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Re: Italy Plans to Tax the Catholic Church

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 10th, 2012, 10:13 am

Its about bloody time.

All religions should pay taxes on their land holdings and should be subject to all taxes on income.
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Re: Italy Plans to Tax the Catholic Church

Postby rutland1 » Dec 10th, 2012, 1:04 pm

Churches keep the masses in line, govts. will always give them breaks in taxation at every level of govt.
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