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Fees paid by Scientologists to church held deductible

Title: Fees paid by Scientologists to church held deductible
Date: Friday, 3 July 1987
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that donations made by Church of Scientology members as part of their religious practices may be claimed as a federal income tax deduction. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that set fees paid by Scientologists during their church's individualized religious practices are deductible charitable contributions. The ruling is contrary to one reached recently by the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, which decided the payments are not ... [Read the rest at]