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IRS must pay Scientologists $16,881

Title: IRS must pay Scientologists $16,881
Date: Thursday, 20 August 1992
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
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A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to pay the Church of Scientology $16,881 for legal fees it incurred during a two-year battle over records requested under the Freedom of Information Act. In 1989, the Scientologists filed a request for any government files indicating that the church had been designated a "tax protester." The IRS refused to turn over that information, and the Scientologists filed suit to force its release. Eventually, the IRS turned over a ... [Read the rest at]