Michael Martin, Former Editor-in-Chief of the Regent University Law Review, has Law Review Article Featured in the EO Tax Journal and the Religion Clause Blog
Michael Martin, a former Editor-in-Chief of the RULR, recently received professional recognition from the Exempt Organizations (EO) Tax Journal and the Religion Clause Blog.
In its Spring 2017 issue, RULR published an article written by Martin entitled Should the Government Be in the Business of Taxing Churches? In this article, Martin defends the tax exempt status of churches against those who, more recently, have begun to question this special exemption. Martin uses historical, constitutional, and public policy arguments to show why churches should continue to receive tax exempt status.
Excerpts of Martin's article were featured in the EO Tax Journal, a daily publication that is widely read by sophisticated tax professionals who focus primarily on exempt organizations. Additionally, the Religion Clause Blog, a blog devoted to "objective coverage of church-state and religious liberty developments, with extensive links to primary sources," added Martin's article to its website.
Martin currently serves as Vice President and Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an organization dedicated to helping "Christ-centered churches and nonprofits attain the trust they need to fulfill their mission by demonstrating [financial] integrity, credibility, and accountability."