House Democrats are asking the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of a prominent conservative advocacy group recently reclassified as a church, arguing the organization may be exploiting the designation to avoid scrutiny. Lawmakers say that while the FRC often appeals to faith and advocates
For many, tax season is the oft-delayed, long-dreaded time of year where you try to remember the difference between various IRS forms, find your PIN number, and make sure you have your paperwork in order. Others, however, find tax season to be a time to reaffirm
Long after churches ceased to exercise any kind of monopoly in Europe, millions of believers continued to affirm their membership in a church of one denomination or another, and the state cooperated by collecting the taxes associated with membership.
MinistryWatch called attention to several major evangelical organizations that have in recent years moved to a new strategy: shifting from a nonprofit status to a “church” status with the IRS, allowing them to keep private exactly how their money is being spent and the salaries
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans’ giving patterns.
As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in the case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, In. v. Comer, Missouri taxpayers are footing the bill for new playground surfaces at churches and Christian schools — and that likely means some public schools