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A recent Supreme Court decision confirmed the churches' right to tax exemption for religious property. In this highly relevant book, Alfred Balk places this question in social perspective and demonstrates how tax exemption and immunity affect the fiscal load of local communities and the well-being of our whole society. Among the "free list" or tax-free properties which the author examines are churches, hospitals, schools, and government buildings. Seven specific proposals for reform are set forth.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-2
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  1. 1. The Unexamined Sieve
  2. pp. 3-9
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  1. 2. The One-Third Untaxed
  2. pp. 10-19
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  1. 3. Whence Came Exemptions?
  2. pp. 20-27
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  1. 4. "For Religious Purposes"
  2. pp. 28-44
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  1. 5. Who Defines "Government"?
  2. pp. 45-61
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  1. 6. The Expanding Campus
  2. pp. 62-72
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  1. 7. Welfare Exemptions: "The Indigent Rich"
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. 8. Dwellings Without Taxes: Homeowners/Veterans/Aged
  2. pp. 87-97
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  1. 9. "Incentive Exemptions"
  2. pp. 98-109
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  1. 10. The Differential Burden
  2. pp. 110-126
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  1. 11. Formula for Change
  2. pp. 127-146
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 165-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-276
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610445818
Related ISBN(s)
9780871540836
MARC Record
OCLC
915570996
Pages
284
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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