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Dec 15, 2008 Religious school fees not deductible, Ninth Circuit rules — Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
Tuition and fees for religious day schools are not deductible for federal income tax purposes, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
The court, for the second time, rejected claims by local residents Michael and Marla Sklar that they received only intangible religious benefits as result of their five children’s attendance in Orthodox Jewish schools, so their school payments should be deductible, at least in part, as charitable donations.
The Sklars have been seeking to deduct their payments, going ...
Dec 13, 2008 Sklar II Disappoints — realitybasedcommunity.net
Dec 12, 2008 Ninth Circuit court rejects arguments that children's religious school tuition should be tax deductible — MarketWatch
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today rejected taxpayers Michael and Marla Sklars’ argument that they were entitled to claim deductions for tuition and fees paid to their children’s Orthodox Jewish day schools, the Justice Department announced.
The Sklars sought charitable deductions under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code for portions of their tuition payments made to the religious day schools their children attended, asserting that those portions of the tuition payments were for “intangible ...
Dec 1, 2008 Scientology's money trail — Condé Nast Portfolio
Sep 27, 2008 Larry Brennan in Hamburg — XenuTV
Sep 7, 2008 Graham Berry speaks in Germany — XenuTV
Aug 13, 2008 As Scientology expands, so do its naysayers — Seattle Weekly
Masked protesters are taking to Seattle streets as the church eyes new facilities downtown and in lower Queen Anne. Motorists stuck on Mercer Street this summer have been treated to an odd overhead sight as they crawl under Aurora Avenue toward I-5. Wielding banners and signs, a small band of protesters has appeared on certain evenings, waving at drivers below and encouraging them to honk if they hate Xenu. On other nights, farther west in the Uptown neighborhood, the same merry ...
Aug 7, 2008 Scientology buys prime parcel in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In one of its biggest purchases in years, the Church of Scientology has added 5 acres to its already defining downtown presence. The $10-million cash purchase signals the demise of an ambitious waterfront condominium project proposed by a group of Scientology parishioners who assembled parcels immediately north of downtown four years ago and shared visions of turning downtown Clearwater into another Naples. Despite having no experience in condo development, Triangle Development partners Ben Kugler and Ron Pollack hoped to ...
Jul 10, 2008 Jane Lomax-Smith: Scientologists are 'bastards' who should be taxed — Advertiser (Australia) More: groups.yahoo.com
EDUCATION Minister Jane Lomax-Smith has been caught on tape declaring Scientologists “should be taxed, the bastards”.
Footage from a video recorded during a protest on May 10
by internet activist group Anonymous has emerged which shows Dr Lomax-Smith casually chatting to protesters in Adelaide. Clearly not a fan of the controversial Church of Scientology, Dr Lomax-Smith asks protesters how frequently they gather and exclaims, “oh, it’s great”. She then asks about the protest group, which is dedicated to “dismantling and ...
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