Taxes are collected to service Poor and Jesus says Taxes must be paid.
Mark 12:14-17Q-Is it correct to pay Taxes.
Jesus said to them, "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Kerala HC says priests drawing govt salary liable to pay income tax
Upholding the IT Department directive, HC observed that it was the govt which pays salary for the petitioners.
Nuns, priests in govt service have to pay income tax: Kerala HC
PTI | Feb 5, 2015, 09.29PM IST
he court passed the order dismissing 49 petitions by nuns and members of congregations, who are employed in aided educational institutions in the state.
Justice AK Jayshankar Nambiar upheld the stand of income taxauthorities that tax was required to be deducted at source from payments by way of salaries, pensions from persons, who are members of religious congregations.
The court held that right to receive payments by way of salary or pension accrues to them as individuals and not to the congregations.
The petitioners contended that they have to handover their salaries to congregations and hence, it cannot be considered as their own income.
The court held that remuneration in the nature of salary and pension has to be treated as income.