IRS examined Scientology dollars, not dogma - 1993-10-24

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F15.png IRS examined Scientology dollars, not dogma October 24, 1993, David Dahl, St. Petersburg Times

It might be easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than for the IRS to judge the merits of a religion. So when it comes to considering tax exemptions, the agency sticks to what it knows: money.

For the Church of Scientology, which won a series of tax exemptions earlier this month, that meant proving no one was pocketing the millions of dollars in donations the organization collects for religious services.


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