Will Church of Scientology's tower finally open after nearly a dozen years? - 2019-01-31
Miscavige's biggest accomplishment was gaining tax-exempt status for the Church of Scientology in 1993, assuring that both the Race and Chestnut locations would not be taxed. In 2017, the Inquirer reported that the city was taking a hard look at nonprofit tax exemptions, and according to Rebecca Lopez Kriss of the city's Department of Revenue, Scientology's tax exemption for the Chestnut Street site was revoked that year.
"We're currently in litigation," Lopez Kriss said.
According to the Department of Revenue's website, the church currently has a $373,722.85 tax bill.