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Letter to the Editor: Scientology won tax exemption on the merits

Title: Letter to the Editor: Scientology won tax exemption on the merits
Date: Tuesday, 18 March 1997
Publisher: New York Times
Author: Monique E. Yingling
Main source: nytimes.com

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To the Editor: Contrary to Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt (front page, March 9), the Internal Revenue Service made its decision to issue exemption rulings to the Church of Scientology in 1993 on the merits following the most in-depth examination in the history of the I.R.S. The role of the I.R.S. committee that was formed to address issues involving the church was not to negotiate a deal but independently and objectively to review the church's qualification for ... [Read the rest at nytimes.com]