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originally posted by: JAGStorm
"The ‘ultimate nightmare scenario’ for this historic Miami church: A $7 million tax bill"
Here's what happened:
"claims the church has leased a portion of church grounds to a for-profit school and food trucks, violating its religious exemption status."
"To me, it sounds like you’ve got a church that is leasing out a school, they’re making money and not paying what they owe.”
I'm wondering if a lot more churches are going to be seeing tax bills in the near future.
This can't be the only place doing this. The entire church is not in tax violation, just a percentage.
I don't mean to be cynical, but I think it is somewhat humorous that the church is asking people to pray to resolve this problem!
"A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser said the appraiser’s investigation of the church started after an anonymous tip was submitted via the county’s website."
Churches are not as able to provide as much as they once did. Municipal entities today prevent churches in many areas from providing in some cases, life saving services due to selfish reasons in my opinion
I agree that Osteen dropped the ball but