Ten Churches Owe R$382 Million in Federal Taxes, According to National Treasury

The largest debtor among active religious institutions is the Association of Families for Unification and World Peace Brazil, linked to the Unification Church of the South Korean Reverend Sun Myung-Moon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ten largest defaulted debtors with the federal government having religious activities, owe R$ 382.3 (US$72) million to the public coffers. The majority of debts owed by religious organizations are linked to social security contributions - a tax from which they are now permanently exempt after the sanction of Law 14.057, published in the Federal Gazette on Monday, September 14th.

The list of debtors is available on the National Treasury Attorney's Office (PGFN) website, linked to the Ministry of Economy. The largest debtor among the active religious institutions is the Association of Families . . .

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