Christian Family Who Said Taxes Are ‘Against God’s Will’ Ordered To Pay $2.3m Bill
A Christian family have had a slap on the wrist, and the wallet after not paying tax, claiming "it is against god's will."
According to ABC News, Fanny Alida Beerepoot and Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot defended themselves in court, saying "We believe that the constitution affirms the fact that the Commonwealth resides within the jurisdiction of the law of the Almighty God and the law of the Almighty God is the supreme law of this land."
"As we move outside of God's jurisdiction, this country has received curses which we're already seeing in the form of droughts and infertility.
"Transferring our allegiance from God to the Commonwealth would mean rebelling against God and therefore breaking the first commandment.
"We rely on the blessings we receive from God which we give to him and not to an outside entity such as the tax office."
In total, they had to fork out $1.159 million and $1.166 million to cover income tax debt, administrative costs, interest charges and running balance account deficit debts.