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MPs call for tax probe into cult

Title: MPs call for tax probe into cult
Date: Sunday, 20 May 2007
Publisher: Daily Express (UK)
Author: James Murray
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THE INLAND Revenue is being asked to investigate why British Scientologists are refusing to pay a tax on the grounds they do charitable work — even though the controversial religion has been refused charitable status. Scientology, which came under fierce attack on the BBC last week, was denied the special status by the Charity Commission eight years ago. In a 49-page landmark ruling, commissioners said the church had not demonstrated it was “established for the public benefit as to satisfy the ... [Read the rest at]