Applied Pressure - Should St. Louis County grant tax breaks to Scientology-linked tutoring programs? - 2005-12-07
Since purchasing the property in 2001 for $2.9 million, Applied Scholastics has paid just one year's worth of property taxes. Now, the organization owes St. Louis County nearly $350,000 and has until next August to make good on at least some of that debt.
The organization has been fighting to obtain a tax break for more than a year, saying its educational mission led the federal government to grant it a charitable status back in 1972.