HorrorScope wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 12:47:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:41:
Well, there goes every charitable organization. They're done.
True and I've always been uneasy with this thought. Perhaps that needs to end, it isn't charitable in good faith, it's charitable because it's a business plan saying it's a smart thing for me to do and then dollars to isn't all above board either, enough money not making it to the cause.
Who wants charity? People want to earn it, if a flat tax happened, things once again will adapt to the new world to better the cause, so these causes would work in another way. I'd love to see Church's stop being Tax Exempt, because I can't escape thinking many/most of them at the top are only there because of a Tax Break and not the religion they sell as hook.
Charitable organizations would certainly have to adapt, but hey, while we're being idealistic here...what's wrong with 'true' charity.
Someone like Bill Gates might be OK without the tax exemption and there are plenty of people who don't expect it so there will still be $$$ for charity. Maybe not as much, but it will force charity organizations to be more efficient -- that's not a bad thing.
And the religion tax exemption absolutely needs to go! Most churches today are businesses and behave as such. The exemption is often abused and if we have a flat tax rate across the board it should apply to religious organizations as well.