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Taxation and the Separation of Church and State

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2016
Summary:
The separation of church and state was passed under the First Amendment in 1791. However, Since its inception the United States has not followed through with this philosophy. Since colonial times, churches have been privileged with tax exemptions. Nine out of the thirteen colonies had some form of tax relief to aid their churches. This right was granted to all religious organizations with the expectation that they would contribute to their communities by providing aid to the poor. Through their constant reformation, tax laws have achieved a more rigorous stance on religious tax exemptions, yet lack the integrity needed to prevent religious organizations from taking advantage of the current tax laws. The objective of this project is to analyze how the church went from being humble, to a corporation that exploits the current tax exemptions law, and how we need reconstruct the current tax exemptions on religious organization.
Title: Taxation and the Separation of Church and State.
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Name(s): Roman, Abel
Arflin, Cheryl
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The separation of church and state was passed under the First Amendment in 1791. However, Since its inception the United States has not followed through with this philosophy. Since colonial times, churches have been privileged with tax exemptions. Nine out of the thirteen colonies had some form of tax relief to aid their churches. This right was granted to all religious organizations with the expectation that they would contribute to their communities by providing aid to the poor. Through their constant reformation, tax laws have achieved a more rigorous stance on religious tax exemptions, yet lack the integrity needed to prevent religious organizations from taking advantage of the current tax laws. The objective of this project is to analyze how the church went from being humble, to a corporation that exploits the current tax exemptions law, and how we need reconstruct the current tax exemptions on religious organization.
Identifier: FA00005602 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00005602
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Host Institution: FAU