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Should churches pay tax?
Most churches would qualify as charitable institutions anyway even if they weren't granted a specific tax exemption as a religious organization.
During natural disasters, churches and religious organizations often open their doors to assist those in need, often in coordination with civil authorities.
According to some estimates, over
25% of health care facilities
worldwide are operated by religious organizations.
Providing for the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of church members and the surrounding community is considered charity work by some people.
If they qualify then they can apply for tax free status, no organisation should be tax free by their name or affiliation alone.
Actual charities are required to divulge their financials as to how they are spending the charitable giving. Churches should adhere to the same standards.