Assuming an honest life and one of following the
tax code, the deceased's estate was built from the income remaining
after paying income tax. What's the moral rationale for taxing the
deceased's income again? If Lutheran clergy feel such a strong need for
larger tax revenues, they should renounce the tax break that allows
pastors to deduct their housing allowance.
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