amish and taxes

why are so many people under the impression the amish don't pay taxes, even a commentator on the piece about the amish heaters mentions it, they pay property, school, and sales taxes, and i am sure they pay income tax, anyone know why so many people are under this assumption that they pay no taxes, just curious???

Re: amish and taxes

I don't know!  It makes me soo mad.  My FIL does not believe me on this matter, and doesn't like to do business with Amish/Mennonites because he doesn't think they pay their fair share.  Considering that they don't accept government subsidies, they are probably paying MORE than their fair share!

As I told my mom, if the Plain religions were exempt from taxes, don't you think more people would be converting??  LOL

Re: amish and taxes

Good point, LuvM, let's all become Amish.  Frankly I'm stymied as to where the whole misconception began about the Amish not paying taxes, it simply isn't true.  I've done everything I can to dispel the misinformation, even devoting a page to it in the Amish Cook at Home...but, still, the misinformation lingers.....

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