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Group's tax status in question

Title: Group's tax status in question
Date: Saturday, 9 February 1991
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Curtis Krueger
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Alan Zimmet, an attorney hired by the city of Clearwater, said Scientology officials seem to admit in the new court ruling that they are not tax-exempt. The court ruling upheld a Clearwater city ordinance that requires churches to file financial disclosure forms. While the ruling was not really about taxes, it did say that donations to the Church of Scientology for auditing and training were not covered by the ordinance, because courts have said that those donations are not tax exempt. ... [Read the rest at]