Trump Repeals 2017 “Parking Lot Tax” Requiring Churches to Pay Extra Tax on Parking Spaces

(Reuters)

On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump repealed a 2017 Republican bill, cutting taxes for churches as they head into 2020.

H.R. 1865, the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020,” repeals what was called the “parking lot tax,” which required churches and charitable nonprofits to pay a 21% tax on parking spaces and transit subsidies, according to CatholicPhilly.com.

The new bill was sponsored by Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., a Democrat representing New Jersey’s 9th congressional district.

The bill’s repeal is retroactive, meaning that the IRS will soon provide guidance regarding how churches can claim a refund on taxes they paid since 2017 due to the “parking lot tax.”

Churches gladly welcome the tax break.

“This repeal comes as a welcome relief for millions of Americans, lifting this burden from nonprofits and houses of worship around the country,” says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. “Churches must never again be seen as untapped sources of government revenue.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News