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IRS Gives Pass to Churches, More Pastors Speak Out

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially reported what Liberty Counsel has been saying all along: The IRS is not auditing churches because it does not have the authority to take away churches’ tax-free status.

    For years, leftist groups, such as Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), have used deception and fear tactics to censor the church and muzzle pastors.

    An IRS spokesman said last week that the agency has been inundated with complaints, but they are not going to do any audits because they do not have the authority to do so. Churches are tax-exempt inherently. They don’t need a letter from the IRS to be tax exempt, so their tax-exempt status cannot be taken away by the IRS.

    http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14102&AlertID=1486
     
  2. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

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    This is true, and good to get the word out. A few years ago I looked at the process of starting a church as a result of several conversations about church planting and doing restarts in rural areas. What I found, through the IRS website, is that churches simply need to act as a 501c3 to be one.
     
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