26 Feb 2019

The relationship between charity and religion

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:29 pm on 26 February 2019

The Government is currently reviewing the Charities Act, and in the Tax Working Group's report, Charity Tax was highlighted as an area to examine.

Charity-owned businesses, including trusts and iwi groups, are exempt from tax. Many have issue with that but Juliet Chevalier-Watts, a charity law specialist at Waikato University, argues religion is not the tyranny many believe it is. 

She's researching how important religion is to society and explains what she's discovered. 

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