The European court of justice: the Church should pay taxes on the money allocated by the authorities

© Fotolia / thodonalСлиток gold, coins and Euro banknotesThe European court of justice: the Church should pay taxes on the money allocated by the authorities© Fotolia / thodonal

The European court ruled that, despite the separation from the state, the Church have to pay taxes on money received from the authorities, reports Politico.

The reason for the trial served as a Spanish Catholic school. The school building was built on 24 thousand Euro allocated by the state, but the religious organization subsequently refused to pay the VAT for the work performed.

The Spanish court was unable to decide whether in this case the Church be exempt from taxes, and referred the case to the European court.

In the opinion of the court of justice, as paid employees of the school is made not only from the donations of believers and parents of students, but also from the state budget, accordingly, the school does not have a strictly religious purpose, and therefore must pay the tax with subsidies from the authorities.

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