taxes

taxes in the News

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December 31, 1997 $12.5 Million Ended Scientology Tax Battle San Jose Mercury News : $12.5 Million Ended Scientology Tax Battle taxes
December 31, 1997 Scientologists' Tax Deal Details Revealed//Church Dropped Lawsuits, Paid $12.5 Million St. Paul Pioneer Press : Scientologists' Tax Deal Details Revealed//Church Dropped Lawsuits, Paid $12.5 Million taxes
December 31, 1997 Scientologists Paid $12 Million In Settlement On Tax Exemption Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul): Scientologists Paid $12 Million In Settlement On Tax Exemption taxes
December 1, 1997 The taxman bummeth. George: The taxman bummeth. taxes
August 3, 1997 Stiff Religion Taxes In Germany Prompt Exodus From Churches (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
August 2, 1997 Taxes Draining German Churches Members Quit To Avoid Paying Government Levy Funding Denominations (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
July 2, 1997 No Tax Rebate For Blond Hair (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
March 31, 1997 Four years later, Scientology exemption still a hot topic. Tax Notes: Four years later, Scientology exemption still a hot topic. taxes
March 9, 1997 Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status Raises Queries Suits Against IRS May Have Helped Commercial Appeal: Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status Raises Queries Suits Against IRS May Have Helped taxes
March 9, 1997 Scientology's puzzling journey from tax rebel to tax exempt. (cover story) New York Times: Scientology's puzzling journey from tax rebel to tax exempt. (cover story) taxes

taxes in the News

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August 26, 1977 Church, taxes, taxes. Pinellas County Property Appraiser Ron Schultz, $50,000, Clearwater property Church officials say they do not pay federal income taxes or state sales taxes, so they should not have to pay property taxes. Pinellas County Property Appraiser Ron Schultz decided earlier that the church must pay about $50,000 on its downtown Clearwater property. taxes
December 13, 1976 Scientologists, Pinellas County, $54,600, cult's, properties Scientologists attempt to block a move by Pinellas County tax officials to collect nearly $54,600 in taxes on cult's downtown properties. taxes
March 1, 1976 Scientologists, Fort Harrison, Bank, Clearwater buildings The Scientologists file for a property tax exemption on the Fort Harrison and old Bank of Clearwater buildings. taxes
September 10, 1975 Cindy Raymond, Michael Meisner, Justice Department Tax Division, Scientology Cindy Raymond writes to Michael Meisner reminding him of his assignments to infiltrate the Justice Department Tax Division and obtain all files on Scientology. Michael Meisner, taxes
December 10, 1968 FBI, Malmfeldt FBI employee Malmfeldt writes a memo to "Mr. Bishop" (apparently a government employee, although I can't tell where he works) about the letter from congressman Eshleman expressing concern about Scientology. In the memo, he includes the usual FBI information (Hubbard's wife claimed he was "hopelessly insane," and medical advisors recommended he be treated for paranoid schizophrenia). He also notes that the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners had a case against the Hubbard Dianetic Research Founndation in March, 1951, for conducting a school of medicine without a license, and that the Department of Justice requested info about Scientology because of the Tax Division's involvement in litigation over its tax-exempt status. He also notes that Scientology has been investigated by "the Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the Army." taxes
July 18, 1967 Internal Revenue Service, CSC's tax-exempt status, reasons:, * The Internal Revenue Service revokes CSC's tax-exempt status, citing three reasons: * Scientology practitioners are profiting from the "non-profit" Church; * The Church's activities are commercial; * The Church is serving the private interests of L. Ron Hubbard (a practice known as inurement). Scientology denounces the revocation, declares its intention to ignore the decision and withholds payment of taxes for the next 26 years. L. Ron Hubbard, taxes
January 2, 1957 Internal Revenue Service, Church, California (CSC) The Internal Revenue Service grants a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology of California (CSC). Event, taxes
February 18, 1954 Church, Los Angeles, California. It, tax-exempt status The first Church of Scientology is founded in Los Angeles, California. It is initially granted tax-exempt status. Event, Los Angeles, taxes