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Italy to End Tax Breaks for Catholic Church.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:10 pm
by Dev
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-0 ... -says.html

I'm guessing that this stems from more from economic necessity rather than a sudden urge to implement secular values.

Re: Italy to End Tax Breaks for Catholic Church.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:47 am
by Tulip1
I hope all other countries follow!

This is intersting though:
European Union regulators opened a probe in 2010 into Italian tax breaks on real estate granted to the Catholic Church, saying they may distort competition.

The outcome of the investigation will be made public by next month and if the decision goes against Italy, the EU could order the country to pay a fine and to demand that the church reimburse the government for unpaid taxes of the last five years, the secretary of the Radical Party, Mario Staderini, said in an interview in Rome on Dec. 21.

Re: Italy to End Tax Breaks for Catholic Church.

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:27 am
by robreynolds2
I suppose they will use the as another example of "Aggressive Secularism". Why should the RC have to pay tax like everyone else.

Can't wait to hear what John Waters has to say about this.....