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January 20, 1993 Scientology, County Deadlock During the past two years, Pinellas County's property appraiser has met intermittently with officials from the Church of Scientology, trying to reach an agreement on the church's multimillion-dollar tax bill. The result of the closed-door meetings: No deal. Now, the matter will go back to court. Clearwater, Press, taxes
June 22, 1992 Quaker taxes. Christianity Today: Quaker taxes. taxes
April 16, 1992 Anti-Tax Protest. (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
September 13, 1990 IRS Says Goof May Cost $22.6 Million In Lost Taxes (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
July 14, 1990 Headline: Scientology, IRS Still At Odds Over Tax Status St. Paul Pioneer Press: Headline: Scientology, IRS Still At Odds Over Tax Status taxes
April 18, 1990 Ruling On Scientology Case Favors IRS The Church of Scientology should hand over stacks of financial documents to the Internal Revenue Service, which is studying whether to deny the organization tax-exempt status, a federal magistrate says. The IRS says it has information indicating the Clearwater-based Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization has been involved in commercial operations that should be taxed. The inquiry concerns 1985, 1986 and 1987. IRS, lawsuits, Press, taxes
March 8, 1990 10 Cent Underpayment Brings $54.94 Tax Bill (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
June 6, 1989 Supreme Court rules that Church of Scientology fixed donations are not tax-deducatible Los Angeles Times: Supreme Court rules that Church of Scientology fixed donations are not tax-deducatible taxes
June 5, 1989 Scientologists Lose Tax Suit (brief mention of Scientology) taxes
December 27, 1988 Scientology: Still The Same Revenues and taxes are only two of the many issues that make Floridians uneasy about the secretive organization with headquarters in Clearwater's massive Fort Harrison Hotel. Over the years the Scientologists have been charged with a variety of bizarre crimes. In Canada, for instance, federal authorities are bringing the sect to trial for stealing 2,000 government documents. In Spain, 11 Scientologists are out on bail, facing the possibility of charges that include coercion and fraud. Clearwater, crimes, Gabe Cazares, Press, Scientology and Society, taxes

taxes in the News

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October 14, 1997 Scientologist Mary Frances, Bob Minton, doesn't, critics Scientologist Mary Frances telephones Bob Minton and threatens him with further harassment if he doesn't stop funding Scientology critics. "She indicated that $cientology was prepared to start attacking me on or in a number of areas unless I stopped giving financial support to their enemies. The areas of possible attack conveyed to me were: Family, Children, Ex-wife, Ex-business partners, State and Federal taxes, Mental Health, Drugs, Paying picketers." Bob Minton, taxes
June 26, 1995 Tax Analysts, IRS-settlement Tax Analysts releases a press release covering their attempts to get information about the secret IRS-Scientology settlement. taxes
September 5, 1989 Jody Darling, Scientologist Albert Jaquier, (two, ago), $200,000, Jaquier. In it Jody Darling faxes fellow Scientologist Albert Jaquier, acknowledging the receipt (two weeks ago) of $200,000 from Jaquier. In it, he proposes paying interest owed on the loan as a "business consulting fee," thus evading taxes. Albert Jaquier, taxes
September 24, 1984 U.S. Tax Court, tax-exempt, Church, Scientology U.S. Tax Court upholds the removal of tax-exempt status from the Church of Scientology, ruling that it "made a business out of selling a religion" and that church funds inured to the benefit of church officials. Church ordered to pay $1.4 million in back taxes for the years 1970 through 1972. taxes
December 14, 1979 pays $126,753, - Pinellas County, -, 1976, 1977 Scientology pays $126,753 in back taxes - Pinellas County property - marking the end of its long legal fight over taxes for 1976 and 1977. taxes
July 19, 1978 Pinellas Circuit Court, $50,000, 1976 The church files notice that it will appeal the Pinellas Circuit Court decision that it must pay about $50,000 in county property taxes for 1976. taxes
April 28, 1978 Judge Fogle, 1976, taxes., Fogle, Scientologists didn't, 1976, group Judge Fogle decides Scientology is a religion but rules it must pay its 1976 property taxes. Fogle also rules that the Scientologists didn't provide enough information about their 1976 income for him to decide whether they are a nonprofit group. taxes
April 18, 1978 Circuit Judge Harry W. Fogle, tax-exempt status, Pinellas County, money., He, income Circuit Judge Harry W. Fogle rules that to be considered for tax-exempt status, the church must tell Pinellas County how it spends its money. He says the church need not reveal the sources of its income. taxes
December 28, 1977 tax-exempt, Clearwater, time The church files suit seeking tax-exempt status for its Clearwater property holdings for the second time. taxes
September 2, 1977 properties The church is denied tax exemptions on their two downtown properties. taxes