Think Your Taxes Are Too High?

Think Your Taxes Are Too High?

April 15 is fast approaching. Federal and state income tax returns will soon be due, though some are pushing for a delay due to COVID related difficulties. Tax season can be stressful. With the help of a popular software program, I compile and file our tax returns...
Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Taxes have been around since the emergence of urban civilization but weren’t always paid in coinage, checks or bank drafts. Many ancient Hebrews paid their taxes in the form of grain, wine or olive oil, which were then stored in large pottery jars, typically holding...
When You Pay Your Taxes, You Love Your Neighbor

When You Pay Your Taxes, You Love Your Neighbor

Albert Einstein once quipped, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” With Tax Day (April 15) quickly approaching, U.S. citizens across the country are currently thinking a lot about taxes. Many will prepare their own tax returns, while...

When Was the Last Time You Heard a Sermon on Taxes?

Taxation is rarely discussed in local churches. It seems that analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. Researching taxation and faith for this article and reviewing what EthicsDaily.com found when filming its faith-and-taxation documentary,...

Faithfully Paying Taxes to Support the Common Good

People have all kinds of feelings about taxation. Some are convinced that taxation is just the government taking hard-earned money out of our pockets, while others hold a more indifferent attitude. Generally speaking, it is probably safe to say that most people want...