Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay Taxes of $82,000,000 in France
alaaron | July 28, 2011 at 03:39 pmby
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Have you even wonder what it will feel like if government decides to levy property tax on you that is way above the value of your property? Everyone would say that is absolute insanity but it is happening in France.
The French government sought to obligate the Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses of France to pay 58 million Euros (over $82,000,000 US), which far exceeds all the assets of the Association. No other major religion in France has ever been submitted to such excessive taxation.
However since no one in France is sane enough to see this as massive injustice, the Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses of France chose to take the case to the European Court of Human Right, which
ruled that the government of France violated the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses when it attempted to impose a retroactive 60% tax on all religious donations made by Jehovah’s Witnesses in France between 1993 and 1996.
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