"The real stable datum in handling tax people is NEVER VOLUNTEER ANY INFORMATION [...] The thing to do is to assign a significance to the figures before the government can [...] I normally think of a better significance than the government can. I always put enough errors on a return to satisfy their bloodsucking appetite and STILL come out zero."
— L. Ron Hubbard, Organization Executive Course, Vol. 3, p. 63
"148. In December of 1992, Miscavige
directed that we hide a large number of sea containers of financial records relating to the Church and himself. The sea containers were to be hidden from the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS" IRS investigators were scheduled to visit the Hemet base to inspect the records of various Scientology organizations in connection with the IRS's investigation of the various church of Scientology entities that had applied for Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt status."
— Andre Tabayoyon, Affidavit of Andre Tabayoyon (5 March 1994)
"Tonight we're going to expose serious financial crime in one of the Scientology cult's most successful operations in Britain. We show how they cooked the books, made false statements to obtain bank loans, and changed invoices to fiddle their VAT."
— The Big Story - The S File (hosted at XenuTV)
was formerly Treasury Secretary of ASI (Author Services Inc.) and his lawsuit names Hubbard, ASI, and includes David Miscavige
and Pat Broeker who had subjected him to a ten-hour 'Sec-Check'
and threatened him that he would go to jail when he showed reluctance in doing his job. This was to prepare fictitious invoices for services rendered to ASI by Hubbard."
— Stewart Lamont, Religion Inc.: the Church of Scientology, p. 143
"Allard held the position of banking officer for the United States "Mother Church" in Los Angeles until June 8, 1969, when, he said in court testimony, he fled the church after a superior urged him to alter $1.25 million in receipts so as to make it appear that the money had been received by a tax-exempt portion of the church rather than a nonexempt entity."
— LA Times, "Scientology critics assail belligerence"