Church Tax Exemptions Explained (And How to Know If You’re Exempt)

U.S. churches were officially recognized as tax-exempt in 1894. Before this, they were unofficially tax-exempt. This move has long been attributed to the separation of church and state, which is a constitutional mandate. However, to this day, the concept behind churches being tax-exempt is still confusing and a cause for heated debate among scholars and legal minds.  Their debates are not the gist of this piece. Instead, we’ll dive into what it means for a church to be tax-exempt, what qualifies...