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Dec 22, 1993 Church assets are set at $400 million — Glendale News-Press (California)
Dec 22, 1993 Petition bares Scientology assets — Sacramento Bee (California)
Oct 24, 1993 IRS examined Scientology dollars, not dogma — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
When the IRS granted tax exemptions to the church, it did so mainly on the basis of what Scientology did with its money. WASHINGTON — It might be easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than for the IRS to judge the merits of a religion. So when it comes to considering tax exemptions, the agency sticks to what it knows: money. For the Church of Scientology, which won a series of tax exemptions earlier this ...
Oct 14, 1993 Scientologists granted tax exemption by the U.S. — New York Times More: link
New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 — The Government said today that it had agreed to grant a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology and more than 150 of its related corporations, ending one of the longest-running tax disputes in American history. "This puts an end to what has been an historic war," said Marty Rathbun, president of a Scientology organization that received a tax exemption. "It's like the Palestinians and the Israelis shaking hands." Officials at the Internal Revenue Service and the ...
Oct 13, 1993 Church of Scientology gets status of tax-free — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
After decades of feuding, the Internal Revenue Service has granted the Church of Scientology and more than 150 of its corporate entities tax-exempt status, ruling that they are charitable, religious organizations entitled to be free from federal income taxes. Marty Rathbun, president of one of the Scientology organizations that received the tax exemptions, said the government sent 30 exemption letters to Scientology groups earlier this month. All told, the exemptions apply to 153 corporate entities, said Rathbun, who is the president ...
Aug 18, 1993 Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library): Form 1023 filing More: PDF: Master index
[Transcription of the meaningful parts of the 1023 form as submitted by the Church of Spiritual Technology to the IRS. For the complete document, see PDFs] [...] Church of Spiritual Technology 419 Larchmont, Suite 162 Los Angeles, CA 90004-3013 Form 1023 [...] [b]Part I, Question 8 – Previous Exemption Application[/b] Church of Spiritual Technology ("CST") filed an application for recognition of its tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) on August 24, 1983. That application was denied by an adverse ruling dated July ... Jun 23, 1993 Declaration of Margery Wakefield More: groups.google.com
DECLARATION OF MARGERY WAKEFIELD I, Margery Wakefield, having personal knowledge of the following, hereby declare: 1. I was a member of the Church of Scientology of California from October of 1968 until February of 1980. I joined the Church in Los Angeles, California, where I was primarily based although I also took courses and/or worked at Church organizations in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. 2. While in Scientology I progressed to the level of OT 3 (an ...
Jun 14, 1993 Church's litany of lawsuits — The National Law Journal More: link
The National Law Journal
Scientology's leaders say the best defense is a good offense. DID THE CHURCH of Scientology kill a judge's dog during a trial? Did the judge, who is now dead, think church members did? Did that lead him to be prejudiced, and bias the jury against the church? These and other issues are part of an intense battle by the church's litigation machine to overturn what remains of a $30 million verdict won in 1986 by former church member Larry Wollersheim. Mr. ...
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