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Should Religion be Taxed in the Philippines?

Should there be real estate and corporate income tax on religious institutions in the Philippines? What are the arguments AGAINST such taxation?
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  • mac_bolan00mac_bolan00 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    separation of church from state (this has got to be my funniest line yet! :rotflmao: )
  • I thought the RCC is a corporation. They are run like corporation except the profit sharing is not shared to the stakeholders (the faithfuls) and every now then they open up a new branch.
  • churches are not taxed
    because our public officials are
    theists
    therefore they wouldnt desecrate
    what they consider as holy
    when time comes that the godless
    rule our country
    then churches will have to dole out
    orgy clubs would be tax-free though
    so dont worry too much :)
  • The gov't taxed other religion. If you dig deeper you'll find out why the gov't doesn't tax RCC and how rich RCC is. RCC is a religion and a state remember?
  • The government does not tax any religious organization except those who did not register to SEC as religious organization.
  • cutieplx16cutieplx16 Hermosales♥Labers♥KN PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    separation of church from state (this has got to be my funniest line yet! :rotflmao: )

    This is included in the Phil. Constitution. But Is the church really separated from the state?:confused:
  • mac_bolan00mac_bolan00 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    that's why. imagine if it will be the priests shouting that once a protestant/muslim senator tries to broach the issue.
  • No wonder most of the archbishops drive around in Ford Expeditions...

    tax-free shopping?
  • bludwid wrote: »
    No wonder most of the archbishops drive around in Ford Expeditions...

    tax-free shopping?

    That's probably the least of their "sins"
  • onwilsonwils PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    bludwid wrote: »
    No wonder most of the archbishops drive around in Ford Expeditions...

    tax-free shopping?
    Are there kids in their "expeditions"?:D
  • No offense meant to the religious, but my only point is this:

    Religions nowadays are so far removed from the original teachings and lifestyle of the people who started them.

    Jesus was never rich. He would've popped his eyeballs had he seen the Vatican.

    Buddha was never rich.

    So why are the churches, who we know have money, and a lot of it, mostly from tithes and investments, not getting taxed?

    At the same time, are we sure they're not being taxed? Might just be speculation by some people here.
  • onwilsonwils PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    If money is the root of all evil, would that make the Vatican as designated "hell" on earth?
  • I say we let those old codgers in Rome sap our countrymen of their wages. I mean, come on, it'll keep us out of teh burning flamex0rz, right?
  • *meron dyan an laki ng billboard
    *meron pang nagbebenta ng ticket nung laban ni pacquiao

    then walang tax?
  • yes, all forms of religious institutions should be taxed. it's simply unfair.
  • or maybe the question should be... should religion accept donations and offerings?
  • macduff wrote: »
    yes, all forms of religious institutions should be taxed. it's simply unfair.

    Why is it unfair? I thought religious institutions like philanthropies are not taxed because the profits they make are ploughed back to the needy in terms of socio-economic programs for self advancement like scholarships etc. I'm I missing something here?
  • oh yes...yes indeed ;)

    mayaman na daw si manalo e, sabi nila hehe
  • Religions that insist in getting 10% tithe should be taxed. Even some so called "Christian" sects that do it ought to be held suspect because Christ did not preach about compulsory tithing. Setting aside 10% was a taxing system practiced since ancient babylonian times, it's mysterious how it mutated into a religious obligation.


    Be careful also about that Pat Robertson and his so called operation blessings. It turned out he was using the funds for his diamond blessing business with an African dictator, and used the operation's planes to transport machineries for his business, with only very small percentage (1-2 in 40 flights) used for humanitarian reasons.
    http://www.skeptictank.org/robem2.htm
  • Religions should be taxed. Let's face it, a lot of religions out there (99% of them ) were established for money making. It's just right for them to give back to society.
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