New Orleans, LA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/13/2014 -- The Church Folk Revolution has just received news that the organization known as Freedom From Religion Foundation has been successful in getting a judge to not only hear their case against the exemptions enjoyed by Pastors, but also upheld the merit of their argument that Pastors should have to file IRS form 990.
In an unprecedented move, judge Barber Crabb ruled that the Freedom From Religion Foundation has a valid argument that Pastors should have to file IRS form 990, just as any other head of a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. This decision could mark the first real challenge to the Exempt Status that Prosperity Preachers have enjoyed in the United States, an almost untouchable status when it comes to reporting their income.
What this ruling could mean is simple; Pastors will have to report their actual earnings the same as any other CEO of a nonprofit organization, which will eventually have to get reported as personal income. The Freedom From Religion Foundation & The Church Folk Revolution objects to the exemptions that pastors currently enjoy, and argue that in not forcing pastors to report their salaries, government is then being influenced by religion.
This latest ruling comes on the heels of the recent IRS housing allowance reform that is taking steps to remove the tax-free status pastors have enjoyed, all while living in multimillion dollar mansions build in the name of the Church.
PimpPreacher.com has received a copy of the Judge's Ruling from the bench awarding merit to the argument presented by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Despite the fact that the Church Folk Revolution disagrees with the Freedom From Religion Foundation on issues of Faith and God, on the issue of having pastors report their salaries on IRS form 990, the sentiment is shared.
Having pastors fill out a form 990 will mean that the entire congregation will know their salaries if the Freedom From Religion Foundation is successful, and any income that they fail to report will place them in violation with the IRS for tax fraud.
Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that FFRF has standing to pursue its lawsuit demanding that the IRS require churches to file Form 990. Dan Barker president of freedom from religion foundation has agreed to a radio interview with the church folk revolution, which will take place on February 17, 2014. One of the topics that will be discussed during the interview is the grounds for the lawsuit against the federal government and the IRS, and gain an update as to when the lawsuit will make it to federal court.
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