All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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Some transactions can appear twice as sometimes there was a disclosure from both sides (although the amounts differ most of the time): I listed all the transactions found with no regard whether it was funds sent or received. To identify whether a specific transaction appears twice, the line at which it appears in the 990 filing can be used, one of the transaction is marked as an expense, the other is marked as a revenue.
Example: for 2005, there are two transactions where Narconon International sent over $1.4 million to Association for Better Living and Education ("ABLE"). These two listed transactions actually describe the same event (although the amounts differ,) one transaction is from Narconon International's point of view, the other is from ABLE's point of view.
To determine from which point of view a transaction is listed, consider whether it is an expense or a revenue: when a transaction is reported as an expense, it is from the point of view of the entity on the left-hand side of the transaction (the "From" column), while when the transaction is reported as a revenue, it is from the point of view of the entity on the receiving end (the "To" column).
Lines 1 to 11, and 93 to 103 correspond to revenue items on the 990 form. Lines 22 to 43 correspond to expense items on the 990 form. Line 16 correspond to transfer of funds and/or assets between affiliates, it counts as an expense on the 990 form.
The most common lines you will find in the list:
The 990s filings had to be 'normalized' in order to enable proper reporting of expenses/revenue. This normalization was necessary because different 990 filings detail expenses/revenue with various statements. This process of normalization required a subjective evaluation on my part. I felt most of the statements in these filings were unambiguous enough so that I could identify properly each statement with good confidence. In the worst case, I identified statements with 'general expenses', or 'miscellaneous,' but these were few, and usually involved low figures.
The list of Scientology entities for which the 990 filings were included in these statistics: Scientology's secular fronts: 990 filings used.