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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Jacobsen)
Subject: tax exemption; a help to us!!
Date: 11 Oct 1995 05:06:34 GMT
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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
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 ftp.primenet.com /users/c/cultxpt
Scottsdale AZ 85271 http://www.xnet.com/~can/can.html
USA Scientology has raided 4 critics' homes!!!