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January 19, 2007 Rethinking Rehab: Treatment for Prisoners Draws Fire Over Scientology Second Chance is one of the country's most unusual alternatives to the nation's prison systems, founded by Scientologist and former real-estate developer Rick Pendery. Even before it opened its doors to inmates last September, Second Chance and its unconventional methods had ignited a controversy in New Mexico's legal community. Judge Lang says he is "highly suspicious" of the program. "If it is connected to Scientology, just say so," he says. Second Chance officials and a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology say there are no ties. Criminon, Press, taxes
April 10, 2004 Jewish Couple Sue IRS, Seek To Deduct Cost Of Children's Religious Education In their lawsuit, Michael and Marla Sklar of Los Angeles contend the IRS erred by disallowing their tax deduction claim when the agency permits Scientologists to write off the cost of spiritual counseling and instruction on that religion's tenets. "You have a particular sect that's being favored by the state based on religion," said Michael Sklar, an accountant. The case "will have enormous ramifications whatever the ruling is. I didn't do this for the $3,000 that's at stake." lawsuits, Press, taxes, United States
March 31, 2004 One Family Goes To Tax Court To Fight For Tax Breaks For Religious Education Michael Sklar, a California accountant and Orthodox father of six, will appear in a United States tax court in Los Angeles in October as he pursues a long legal struggle to claim the cost of his children's religious education as a tax deduction. Sklar notes that the IRS allows followers of the Church of Scientology to write off the cost of religious instruction, which many say violates the First Amendment establishment clause banning government support of a religion. IRS, Press, taxes
April 6, 2003 Inmates Did Renovation Work At Scientology Church Buffalo's Church of Scientology turned to Erie County prison inmates to help get its new Main Street home ready. Sheriff Patrick M. Gallivan, questioned by The Buffalo News about a government agency providing free labor to a church, removed the prison crew from the building several hours later. Buffalo, NY, Press, Scientology and Society, taxes
October 14, 2000 Scientology - Tax litigation with the State 24 Heures: Scientology - Tax litigation with the State taxes
January 19, 1998 Scientology seeks tax-receipt status Globe and Mail: Scientology seeks tax-receipt status taxes
January 5, 1998 Scientology paid feds $12.5 million under terms of agreement. Tax Notes: Scientology paid feds $12.5 million under terms of agreement. taxes
January 1, 1998 Tax agency hints at inquiry on leak on Scientologists. New York Times: Tax agency hints at inquiry on leak on Scientologists. taxes
December 31, 1997 Church's Tax Pact With IRS Confirmed Boston Globe: Church's Tax Pact With IRS Confirmed taxes
December 31, 1997 Scientologists Settled Tax Dispute With IRS Press-Telegram : Scientologists Settled Tax Dispute With IRS taxes

taxes in the News

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October 14, 1997 Scientologist Mary Frances, Bob Minton, doesn't, critics Scientologist Mary Frances telephones Bob Minton and threatens him with further harassment if he doesn't stop funding Scientology critics. "She indicated that $cientology was prepared to start attacking me on or in a number of areas unless I stopped giving financial support to their enemies. The areas of possible attack conveyed to me were: Family, Children, Ex-wife, Ex-business partners, State and Federal taxes, Mental Health, Drugs, Paying picketers." Bob Minton, taxes
June 26, 1995 Tax Analysts, IRS-settlement Tax Analysts releases a press release covering their attempts to get information about the secret IRS-Scientology settlement. taxes
September 5, 1989 Jody Darling, Scientologist Albert Jaquier, (two, ago), $200,000, Jaquier. In it Jody Darling faxes fellow Scientologist Albert Jaquier, acknowledging the receipt (two weeks ago) of $200,000 from Jaquier. In it, he proposes paying interest owed on the loan as a "business consulting fee," thus evading taxes. Albert Jaquier, taxes
September 24, 1984 U.S. Tax Court, tax-exempt, Church, Scientology U.S. Tax Court upholds the removal of tax-exempt status from the Church of Scientology, ruling that it "made a business out of selling a religion" and that church funds inured to the benefit of church officials. Church ordered to pay $1.4 million in back taxes for the years 1970 through 1972. taxes
December 14, 1979 pays $126,753, - Pinellas County, -, 1976, 1977 Scientology pays $126,753 in back taxes - Pinellas County property - marking the end of its long legal fight over taxes for 1976 and 1977. taxes
July 19, 1978 Pinellas Circuit Court, $50,000, 1976 The church files notice that it will appeal the Pinellas Circuit Court decision that it must pay about $50,000 in county property taxes for 1976. taxes
April 28, 1978 Judge Fogle, 1976, taxes., Fogle, Scientologists didn't, 1976, group Judge Fogle decides Scientology is a religion but rules it must pay its 1976 property taxes. Fogle also rules that the Scientologists didn't provide enough information about their 1976 income for him to decide whether they are a nonprofit group. taxes
April 18, 1978 Circuit Judge Harry W. Fogle, tax-exempt status, Pinellas County, money., He, income Circuit Judge Harry W. Fogle rules that to be considered for tax-exempt status, the church must tell Pinellas County how it spends its money. He says the church need not reveal the sources of its income. taxes
December 28, 1977 tax-exempt, Clearwater, time The church files suit seeking tax-exempt status for its Clearwater property holdings for the second time. taxes
September 2, 1977 properties The church is denied tax exemptions on their two downtown properties. taxes