Introduction: God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in United States Tax Law

Samuel D. Brunson, God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in United States Tax Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 1-6.

7 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2018

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Samuel D. Brunson

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Date Written: April 16, 2018

Abstract

Seventy-five percent of Americans claim religious affiliation, which can impact their taxpaying responsibilities. In this illuminating book, Samuel D. Brunson describes the many problems and breakdowns that can occur when tax meets religion in the United States, and shows how the US government has too often responded to these issues in an unprincipled, ad hoc manner. God and the IRS offers a better framework to understand tax and religion. It should be read by scholars of religion and the law, policymakers, and individuals interested in understanding the implications of taxation on their religious practices.

https://www.amazon.com/God-IRS-Accommodating-Religious-Practice/dp/1107176301

Keywords: accommodation, income tax, religious taxpayers, parsonage allowance, framework, first amendment, establishment clause, free exercise clause, mortgage interest deduction, tax protestor

Suggested Citation

Brunson, Samuel D., Introduction: God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in United States Tax Law (April 16, 2018). Samuel D. Brunson, God and the IRS: Accommodating Religious Practice in United States Tax Law (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 1-6.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3163267

Samuel D. Brunson (Contact Author)

Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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