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Opinion: IRS' 'chosen people'

Title: Opinion: IRS' 'chosen people'
Date: Thursday, 25 March 2004
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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What kind of special tax privileges are members of the Church of Scientology receiving that members of other religions are not? That is a question the Internal Revenue Service refuses to answer - even for a federal appeals court. The IRS claims it has a legal obligation to keep tax return information confidential, and for years it has extended that justification to the details of a 1993 agreement between the church and the IRS. Reportedly, in exchange for the church dropping ... [Read the rest at]