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The truth about who pays taxes: Everyone and No One Simultaneously

Conservatives often challenge the logic and rationale behind taxing corporations because the tax is essentially a ‘pass through’ item;  the tax is paid by the consumer, in the form of higher prices for the product or service.  On this view, then, a tax on a corporation is actually a tax on the end user.  And this view is essentially correct.  It cannot be disputed at its core, because it is exactly the way the real world works- and will always work.

However, you can nibble around the edges, and since people will want to sock it to ‘big business’ they … continue reading...

Should Christian Non-profits Consider Giving up their Tax Exempt 501(c)3 Status?

The keyword in the title is consider.

I don’t want anyone thinking that I believe in every case it would be desirable or necessary.  I do think, however, that accepting the status quo without persistent reflection is dangerous in general.  Just because it has ‘always’ been this way doesn’t mean it should continue to be that way.  After all, the whole notion of the 501(c)3 didn’t come until the 1950’s.  There were many centuries prior to that when things were not ‘always done this way.’

For the record, the ministry of this website, Athanatos Christian Ministries, is a … continue reading...