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San Francisco archdiocese loses appeal of tax assessment

Catholic World News - December 01, 2009

The Archdiocese of San Francisco faces a $14 million tax bill, after a city appeals board rejected a Church appeal of property-transfer tax assessments. The archdiocese had argued that the transfer taxes-- ordinarily imposed when property changes hands-- should not be applied, because the archdiocese was merely reconfiguring assets among different Church-controlled corporations.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Dec. 01, 2009 3:33 PM ET USA

    Now the bishops and clergy are going to feel the bite of heavy taxation that has been borne by the middle class to pay for all those government programs that they like so much. It's only right that they pay their fair share.

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