Samoa church in standoff with PM as pastors refuse to pay income tax

Ministers for Samoa's Congregational Christian Church, whose churches include the pictured Jubilee Church in Malua, live off donations. These taxes are soon to be taxed as income, which the church says it will flout. Picture: Tipi Autagavaia

APIA – Samoa’s prime minister has locked horns with the country’s largest church after its pastors agreed not to pay income tax when a new law kicks in next month. Under the law, which was passed by parliament last year but doesn’t come into effect until 1 July, church ministers and the country’s Head of […]

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