For tax purposes, a ‘church’ refers to any organization claiming to be a church or any convention or association of churches. This includes temples, mosques, and other houses of worship. To be considered a church for tax purposes, a group must be part of an organized religion, must have a mission statement, and must be formally organized as a distinct legal entity.
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