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Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:53

Italy's Catholic Church will be forced to pay taxes starting in 2013 after the EU pressured the country's government to pass a controversial law stripping the Church of its historic property tax exemption.

Charitable status of thousands of religious groups could be challenged

Charitable status of thousands of religious groups could be challenged

Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:51

The Charity Commission is seeking to clarify the law on what constitutes a public benefit for charitable purposes and whether some religious groups still fall into that category.