Feds: Individuals claimed church label in tax scam
A painter, musician and a nurse are among dozens of private individuals encouraged by a North Carolina man to dodge taxes by declaring themselves to be churches, federal prosecutors said Friday in a court filing that seeks to shut down the scheme.
The government argued in filings that Andrew DeDominicis of Dallas, N.C., got payments to help people in 34 states create organizations known as "corporation soles" for themselves. That type of entity is traditionally used by the Catholic church and other religious organizations to hold church assets....
"He argues on his website that "every individual, every family and every church should be utilizing this type of organizational structure." He argues that individuals can be considered a church. "You will find that throughout the entire New Testament God's people have always been referred to as the church," he says in one section of the website."
Stretching a point???
1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
But I guess the IRS does not go by the law of the Bible.
But Jesus did command us, "They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Mat 22:21