Groklaw shutting down, again
Posted Aug 23, 2013 13:27 UTC (Fri) by oever
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Today, as far as I know, the Netherlands does not record religion of its citizens, but still Germany does. In Germany, religious organizations can choose to, and mostly do, let the government collect substantial church tax on their behalf. This is about 9% of income tax. If you are not registered as being part of a religious organization, no such taxes are raised. Some religious communities choose to collect these taxes themselves, but still receive the income tax numbers of their members from the government.
In the nazi regime, the registration of religion in the tax records was kept, but the collection of church taxes was eventually abolished. It was reinstated after the war.
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