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Wednesday July 17th, 2019 evening edition

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Christian family who argued taxes 'against God's will' ordered to pay $2.3m bill.

A Tasmanian family has been ordered to pay more than $2 million to the Australian Taxation Office after failing to pay income tax on the grounds it "goes against God's will".

Key points The family argued paying taxes would be rebelling against God.

The Judge said 'thou shalt not tax' was not in the Bible and ordered the pair to pay more than $1 million each.

In their submissions, Mr Beerepoot said Australian taxation law was contrary to the law of "Almighty God".

He argued that by being made to pay taxes, their dependence on God was being taken away from them, which was causing Australia to be cursed.

Justice Holt ordered Mr and Ms Beerepoot pay an estimated $1.159 million and $1.166 million respectively, covering income tax debt, administrative costs, interest charges and running balance account deficit debts. »

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