Couple Lose Bid for Tax Refund Tied to Tuition - 2002-01-30

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F47.png Couple Lose Bid for Tax Refund Tied to Tuition January 30, 2002, Henry Weinstein, Los Angeles Times

The couple had contended that 55% of the tuition payments - the portion of the school day devoted to religious education - represented charitable contributions to a tax-exempt religious organization.

Michael and Marla Sklar also maintained that they were entitled to the refund because the Internal Revenue Service since 1993 has permitted members of the Church of Scientology to obtain deductions for "auditing," the process Scientology adherents use for spiritual self-examination.

In essence, three judges of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two wrongs don't make a right, upholding a ruling of a U.S. Tax Court judge denying the refund.


{{cite news | first = Henry | last = Weinstein | title = Couple Lose Bid for Tax Refund Tied to Tuition | url = http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jan/30/local/me-taxes30 | work = Los Angeles Times | date = January 30, 2002 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}