Archive Message - 1995

From braintree!!!!uunet!!!!cultxpt Wed Oct 11 09:36:57 1995 Path: braintree!!!!uunet!!!!cultxpt From: (Jeff Jacobsen) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: tax exemption; a help to us!! Date: 11 Oct 1995 05:06:34 GMT Organization: Primenet (602)395-1010 Lines: 36 Message-ID: <45fjcq$> NNTP-Posting-Host: NNTP-Posting-User: cultxpt X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] In the document giving CoS and its subordinate organizations tax-exempt status is this statement; "You are required to make a copy of your group exemption application, and supporting documents, and your exemption letter available for public inspection... see Internal Revenue Service Notice 88-120, 1988-2 C.B. 454, for additional information." This means, I think, that Church of Scientology Interational, The Way To Happiness Foundation, Religious Technology Center, and the 23 other subordinate organizations, MUST show you the public their 1023 supporting documentation and other stuff when you ask to see it. I did this in Los Angeles with CSI, and was told to come to the offices of then Bowles and Moxon. I was given about 2 boxes full of stuff and a pile of papers about 14 inches high. A guy sat there watching me the whole time, and he photocopied pages I wanted and mailed them to me (for a nominal fee). I also visited the IRS building in DC and looked at the 1023 documentation there, which was 2 shelves full, and curiously different in some respects to what I was shown in LA, although it is supposed to be the same stuff. So, any of you researchers can ask to see the 1023 documentation of any of the 26 church sub organizations precisely BECAUSE they are given tax exemption. And when you go, let us know what you find. Of course you must give the organization notice of when you want to see this material so they can make it available. The IRS in DC asks for 10 days' notice, but the church in LA let me see the stuff the next day after I asked. *DISCLAIMER* I am not an attorney, but I feel the IRS document is written in plain english and that the above is correct. My own experience supports the above opinion. -- ////// Jeff Jacobsen SP3, Scientology critic PO Box 3541 /users/c/cultxpt Scottsdale AZ 85271 USA Scientology has raided 4 critics' homes!!!


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