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Should churches pay tax?
These programmes benefit everyone, not just their direct recipients, because they save the government, and thus the taxpayer, huge amounts of money.
lists "lessening the burdens of government" as a "charitable purpose" for an organisation to have on its website, endorsing the view that charitable work saves the taxpayer money.
Taxation would, therefore, allow credit to be applied for the benefit it provided, thereby creating a greater incentive to do more good and take more responsibility while lessening government needs.
By this logic, the
Casino owner in Alabama
that helped the tornado victims should qualify for tax exemption when no churches, of which there are record numbers in Alabama, helped.