Informative Presentation- preparation Outline Topic: Should churches remain tax exempt? General purpose: To inform Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the pro and cons about remain tax exempt Central idea: While for churches they do not have to pay tax because they provide needed service for the government they must to pay it because they also are making profit. Introduction Attention – Getter. The bible relates that when the Pharisees asked Jesus whether, it was permissible to pay taxes to Caesar; Jesus replied that one should render into Caesar the things that are Career’s and into God the things that is God’s.
Reveal the topic: Should it be requirement that all churches have to be remaining tax exempt. Audience motivation: Everyone in here either has a mom, dad an aunt or even yourself that is attending a church. What would it be if your church compels you to pay just because they have to pay tax? Qualification/ credibility: after extensive research on this topic. I am qualified to talk about remain tax exempt on churches. Preview main points: In this presentation. I will discuss two main elements of the controversy of remain tax exempt on churches. First I will present the pros of remain tax exempt on churches.
We base all the things that we do on the fact that we do not eave to pay taxes on the buildings. ” Crucial services would either be eliminated or relegated to cash-strapped local governments if churches were to lose their tax exemptions. Transition – So far I have discussed the pros of remain tax exempt on churches, the public benefits and needed service that churches provide and taxing such non-profit organization would be double taxation.
Now however we must look at the cons side of remain tax exempt on churches. 2. Main point 2 America’s tax laws are designed to favor non-profit and charitable institutions which presumably benefit the community. Churches, however, tend to benefit the most from the various tax exemptions available, in particular because they qualify for many of them automatically, whereas non-religious groups have to go through a more complicated application and approval process.
Non-religious groups also have to be more accountable for where their money goes, while churches, in order to avoid possibly excessive entanglements between church and state, do not have to submit financial disclosure statements. A. That is why however you see it. Tax exemptions are a problem. Not only are citizens forced to indirectly support religious organizations, but some groups benefit much more than others, resulting in problematic religious favoritism. A. That is why even some religious leaders agree that the property tax exemptions are problematic.
Eugene Carson Blake, a former head of the National Council of Churches, complained once that tax exemptions ended up putting a greater tax burden on the poor who could least afford it. He feared that one day; the people might turn against their wealthy churches and demand restitution. B. Another problem with granting tax-exempt status to religions and churches as a rule is that now we eave put the government in the role of determining what a religion is and what is not. A. Who is to say that a gathering in someone’s living room every Sunday to discuss God is not a religious service?
Should this home be exempt from property taxes, as are thousands of churches, temples and mosques across this country? How many members does a group have to have to be considered a tax-exempt religion? More to the point, are these questions that we want our government asking? According to Jeremy Facer, Pharaoh, Community Columnist and member of the La Crosser. For every house of airship that is exempt from property taxes, taxpayers have to pay more than they would have if a residence or business were on that same piece of land.
The churches benefit from the same taxpayer-funded benefits that the rest of us enjoy. For example protection by the police and fire departments, maintenance of roads to and from their places of worship. Why then should they be exempt from these taxes? ” Conclusion A. In conclusion we have seen that there are both pros and cons about remain tax exempt on churches. B. Summary main point: don’t know yet how I have to begin. I have to figure it out. C. Closing thought :