Religion and taxes - 1987-05-04

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F15.png Religion and taxes May 4, 1987, Editorial, St. Petersburg Times

But just calling one's organization religious does not make its expenses altruistic. The Church of Scientology claims religiosity and exemption from paying local property taxes. But it charges for its services like any other business, and some of its leaders have been convicted of federal crimes. The IRS and local tax collectors have pursued it into courts, which have held the government to be justified in collecting taxes from Scientology.


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