Posts Tagged ‘religious tax’

German court upholds Catholic Church membership tax

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Judges at the Leipzig Federal Administrative Court in Germany agreed with Catholic bishops that German Catholics who refuse to pay a special church tax can be banned from Catholic worship. A report by Reuters said the verdict, which was based on German corporate law, upheld the system by which the state collects religious taxes from Read more

German Catholics urged to pay religious tax or face sanctions

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

German Catholics who refuse to pay religious tax will not receive the sacraments or become a godparent. The German bishops’ conference last week issued a decree, saying it was “worried” about the Catholic Church’s dwindling numbers and wanted to stem the drop. Those who will refuse to pay the tax will not ba able to Read more