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Eugene
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« on: June 04, 2008, 02:38:18 AM »

Belgium and Germany I know are two of them. I think France terms Co$ as being a 'sect' and not a religion. I'm not sure whether that means they pay taxes or not.

Are there any others?
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 01:27:36 PM »

Most countries don't.

The US IRS only granted them tax exemption after an intense bombardment of lawsuits, harrassment, and investigation of IRS employees' private lives by CoS PIs. It had already been revoked once in the seventies or early eighties after the FBI raids on organised scientology.

Australia only recently granted them tax exemption, and they only have it as a non-profit organisation in the UK due to a legal loophole that allows a reciprocal agreement with Australia.

I don't think they have it in Canada, and I'm unsure about the other EU countries. It will depend on the individual laws of the country, how the govt views organised scientology, and how hard they've been lobbied for it.
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