The only source I have been able to find is 85 billion dollars but that's all religions. How much does Christianity, specifically, save because of religious tax exemption?

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    About 12% of the total due to taxes in Canada!
    – Ken Graham
    Mar 18, 2017 at 23:35
  • Welcome to Christianity.SE. For a quick overview, please take the Site Tour. For more on what this site is all about, see: How we are different than other sites. A better question would be how much does everyone else lose. You don't "save" money by not being taxed. You just keep what belongs to you. Everyone who is taxed loses money. Mar 19, 2017 at 23:52

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Much, much less than that, if anything.

The $85billion figure has already been debunked in this question.

Religious institutions would not pay $85b even if they were taxed as profit-making businesses. $85B would be around 3/4 of the entire amount of money donated to all religious organizations in the US. No entity pays 75% of its income in taxes - nor would it exist if it was taxed at that rate.

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