Churches' tax-exempt status being scrutinized - 1987-08-14

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F15.png Churches' tax-exempt status being scrutinized August 14, 1987, Stephen Koff, St. Petersburg Times

Craig blamed Schultz's attitude on the property appraiser's long-running battle with the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. Each year since 1982, the Scientologists have sought an exemption and Schultz has denied it.

Schultz said Craig's statement is partly true.

"The Church of Scientology of California Inc. was the first instance in my term of office where I found an institution calling itself a church that the courts agreed was not a not-for-profit institution," he said. After that 1981 case, he said, "I instituted subjecting all corporations to that scrutiny."


{{cite news | author = Stephen Koff | title = Churches' tax-exempt status being scrutinized | url = http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/50096162.html?dids=50096162:50096162&FMT=FT | work = St. Petersburg Times | date = August 14, 1987 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}