‘Catholic Answers’ Takes Internal Revenue Service to the U.S. Supreme Court

‘Catholic Answers’ Takes Internal Revenue Service to the U.S. Supreme Court – U.s. – Catholic Online:
http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=43388

Who is it that says economic freedom has nothing to do with political freedoms? Here is a federal agency that inflicted punishment on a non-profit for SPEECH they didn’t like by claiming a tax they did NOT owe, which fact they recognized when they did an Orwellian doublespeak twist by giving them a pass on the tax — a recognition they had no legal standing– but still claiming that they had authority to impose the tax.

The Supreme Court in 1819, in one of the earlier twisted decision, claimed rightly that “the power to tax is the power to destroy”. In that decision, written by Judge Marshall, they pretended to be totally oblivious to the “power to destroy” by the subtle taxing and currency power gratuitously given to a Central Bank with private ownership, pretending Congress and the president had such subtly tyrannical powers over one side of every single commercial transaction in the country.

That was when too few –as today– only the owners of the Central Banks and a few of their political operatives really understood the colossal dictatorial power it meant over the lives of citizens.

But here came Johnson and tricked the country and people of faith into applying to the tax collectors for exemption from taxes they never owed in the first place. The applicable laws have not changed, but the deafening silence on the part of those who CLAIM to be militant in defense of individual rights is significant testimony to the times and the dangers.

But that group has another problem: they’re claiming exemption under 501c3 status.

See http://hushmoney.org/501c3-facts.htm:

Does the law require, or even encourage, a church to organize as a 501c3? To answer that question let’s turn to what the IRS itself has to say

Churches Need Not Apply

In order to be considered for tax-exempt status by the IRS an organization must fill out and submit IRS Form 1023 and 1024. However, note what the IRS says regarding churches and church ministries, in Publication 557: Some organizations are not required to file Form 1023. These include: Churches,

interchurch organizations of local units of a church, conventions or associations of churches, or integrated auxiliaries of a church, such as a men’s or women’s organization, religious school, mission society, or youth group. These organizations are exempt automatically if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). Churches Are “Automatically Tax-Exempt”

According to IRS Code § 508(c)(1)(A):

Special rules with respect to section 501(c)(3) organizations. (a) New organizations must notify secretary that they are applying for recognition of section 501(c)(3) status. (c) Exceptions. (1) Mandatory exceptions. Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to— (A) churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches. This is referred to as the “mandatory exception” rule. Thus, we see from the IRS’ own publications, and the tax code, that it is completely unnecessary for any church to apply for tax-exempt status. In the IRS’ own words a church “is automatically tax-exempt.”

Churches Are “Automatically Tax-Deductible”

And what about tax-deductibility? Doesn’t a church still need to become a 501c3 so that contributions to it can be taken as a tax deduction? The answer is no! According to IRS Publication 526:

Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions You can deduct your contributions only if you make them to a qualified organization. To become a qualified organization, most organizations other than churches and governments, as described below, must apply to the IRS. In the IRS’ own words a church “is automatically tax-deductible.”

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