(RNS) — Corny as it seems, I improvise a blessing when I put my completed tax forms in the mail. (Commentary)
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Major denominations, including the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb. 27) that the church would reopen early Wednesday after being closed for three days to protest the Israeli tax plan.
Why shouldn't religion be taxed? It's a philosophical issue.
When Donald Trump insinuates the federal government is mistreating Christians, many conservative religious voters say "amen."
(RNS) Supporters say the clergy tax breaks helps compensate ministers and rabbis for their role in providing social services and pad their "modest salaries."
(RNS) Bible has many references to taxes that will sound strangely relevant at this time of year.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Archdiocese of Newark in recent years quietly entered the headstone and mausoleum business, a lucrative venture for which the archdiocese acknowledges it must pay a particular state tax. So far, it hasn’t paid a penny.
Why the Defense authorization bill continues to be the top target of religious interest groups from the left and the right.
(RNS) A federal judge has ruled that clergy's exemption from paying taxes on housing is not constitutional.
(RNS) Current tax law requires all tax-exempt organizations, including American Atheists, to file a Form 990 financial report -- except churches and church-related organizations.
(RNS) "We are not a church," atheists say. Government lawyers disagree, saying atheist leaders can be considered ministers.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans who file income tax returns won't be affected by proposed changes in how charitable contributions are deducted, but that hasn't stopped charitable groups from lobbying Congress to fight any change in...
NEW YORK (RNS) I played the New York lottery for the first time last week. My $2 ticket didn't win the $588 million payout. In the end, I liked the idea of financial security, but saw little to be gained from sudden wealth. By Tom Ehrich.
And as for us, the citizens of this nation, I hope that we can shatter the messianic dream of a one-man Hope and Change operation. There are no messiahs. No one person, not even one as brilliant, eloquent, and...
LOS ANGELES (RNS) In a matter of days, some 1,400 American pastors are planning to break the law by endorsing a political candidate. And they’re likely to get away with it. By Lilly Fowler.