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Re: Church of Scientology
At 07:44 AM 9/8/96 -0700, Dale Thorn <[email protected]> wrote:
>Scuttlebut is, CoS rolled over on some pesky ultra-right-wingers as a
>favor to Morris Dees and various scumbag associates. For this, CoS got
>their long-awaited (40-plus years!) federal tax-free status.
>This status is big cash, so naturally, interested parties wanted to know
>under what rules did CoS get their tax-free gift, since long-standing
>high court decisions laid out the profit-making business plan of CoS in
>no uncertain terms, explicit and detailed.
>Problem is, nobody was able to get the details of the policy change -
>did CoS change their business plan, or did the fed change their rules?
This is exactly the subject of a lawsuit by Tax Analysts, Inc. against the
IRS. This is still in progress. The cult is not a party to this suit, so they
can't bring their lawyers into this one.