View Poll Results: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

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  • Yes, it no longer serves a purpose other than a tax dodge.

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  • Some, as some work is still good and other work shouldn't qualify.

    5 23.81%
  • No, there's too much worthy work being done and it should be encouraged.

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    Re: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I believe most ministers do pay taxes, if for no other reason, so they can draw social security and medicare when they retire.
    THEY pay taxes, but the business through which they are payed do not...which ultimately affects their pay.
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    Re: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

    we shouldn't have a tax on income so it would not be relevant



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    Re: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Agreed. I think it would be easier if we just eliminated all tax exemptions except for registered charities and they are only tax exempt on the money that goes directly toward charitable causes. Any overhead, any administration costs, those are not tax exempt, whether you're a church or a national charity. Simplify the rules and eliminate the loopholes.
    .... a comment that sounds good, but really makes little sense. Your idea of "simplifying the rules" is to complicate them? You have the makings of a legislator.

    Currently 100% of activities of non-profits (501-c-3) is tax exempt and contributions tax deductible. Its pretty simple. Your plan would have some formula for determining the tax deductibility of contributions based upon the percentage of revenue went to the chartered constituency vs. what percentage paid for overhead. That is a ton more complicated than that current system.
    Last edited by upsideguy; 06-04-13 at 11:57 PM.

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    Re: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm wondering why no one is discussing how the 16th amendment contributes to many of the disagreements the country finds itself fighting over today. The question would be moot without it...
    You think state and local taxes don't count?
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    Re: Should we rethink the "non-profit" tax status?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I don't think anybody should be special. A church is a business just like any other, as the local ones have full time staff, and the CEO even has a big shiny golden palace. Everyone should pay taxes equally or nobody should.
    What he said ^

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