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Should Churches Pay Taxes by toluwalomo(m): 10:10am On May 19, 2009
Churches paying taxes!

This is what the Fashola administration is considering to do next.

I know this administration needs funds to promote their "new lagos" project but this is absolutely ridiculous!
Re: Should Churches Pay Taxes by KunleOshob(m): 11:51am On May 19, 2009
The idea is to compel churches to spend their revenue on charity which is what they are morally, constituitionally and spiritually meant to be doing. The truth is that it is a criminal offence for preachers to make profit out of church money but this as becom the norm and church memebrs who should speak up against this evil acts are actually the ones justifying it on behalf of the crooks. From what i learnt only churches that are not spending adequately on charity would be made to account for their revenues and andpay taxes if need be. i really thin thisis a good development, at least it would make those demi-gods more accountable and responsible to the poor and needy that they are supposed to spend the money on in the first instance.
Re: Should Churches Pay Taxes by bblacky(f): 2:55pm On May 19, 2009
KunleOshob:

The idea is to compel churches to spend their revenue on charity which is what they are morally, constituitionally and spiritually meant to be doing. The truth is that it is a criminal offence for preachers to make profit out of church money but this as becom the norm and church memebrs who should speak up against this evil acts are actually the ones justifying it on behalf of the crooks. From what i learnt only churches that are not spending adequately on charity would be made to account for their revenues and andpay taxes if need be. i really thin thisis a good development, at least it would make those demi-gods more accountable and responsible to the poor and needy that they are supposed to spend the money on in the first instance.

u said it all,
moreso, i fink d Bible said so"give to Caesar wat is for Caesar % to God wat is to God" but them no dey do both, na for themselves d whole cash d finish, i wish the FG shud impose this to all including mosques too, lipsrsealed
Re: Should Churches Pay Taxes by manmustwac(m): 3:02pm On May 19, 2009
the same topic was discussed here last week

https://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-269429.0.html
Re: Should Churches Pay Taxes by BloodShed1: 3:06pm On May 19, 2009
The appropriate question is why they DONT pay taxes,

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