Appeals Court Rules Scientology Donations Are Tax Deductible - 1987-07-02
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A federal appeals court has ruled that donations made by Church of Scientology members as part of their religious practices can be claimed as a federal income tax deduction.
The 8th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled set fees paid by Scientologists during their church's individualized religious practices are deductible charitable contributions.
The ruling is contrary to one reached recently by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, which decided the payments are not deductible.