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samconran
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Gondun
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Religious buildings should pay tax.

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Started: 5/4/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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samconran

Pro

As I have never debated before, will probably be pretty bad at it, but I can give it a go.

I will be arguing that religious buildings should have to pay taxes like every other building.

Anyone want in? You can go first.
Gondun

Con

Religious buildings should not have to pay taxes because they already contribute to the community. Churches are known for helping those in need and providing service. These kind of things that churches do are similar to what would be done with the taxes, so churches do not need to be taxed.
Debate Round No. 1
samconran

Pro

samconran forfeited this round.
Gondun

Con

Forfeit, my arguments still stand.
Debate Round No. 2
samconran

Pro

samconran forfeited this round.
Gondun

Con

Gondun forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
samconran

Pro

samconran forfeited this round.
Gondun

Con

Lets get this over with quickly.
Debate Round No. 4
samconran

Pro

samconran forfeited this round.
Gondun

Con

The End.

Vote for me.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Anjou 3 years ago
Anjou
Good luck sam. Your best bet to win is to point out that lots of companies do good for people and still get taxed, even Bill Gates contributes billions to cancer research and diabetes research and still gets taxed at the effective 36.4% rate. Churches should not be exempted from paying any taxes if they do the same thing as other buildings and pay a 0% tax.

Likewise, Gondun, your best chance of winning is to point out that churches aren't a business and have no stable income, and therefore can't be effectively taxed. A church might be in one tax bracket one day and another the next day. It all depends on how much they generate as a Church, because if the churchgoers are not paying the church enough, they can't possibly stay in the same tax bracket.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
Good luck on your first debate. The main counter point you are likely to face is double taxation.
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