Petition: We Demand the IRS Commissioner Begin an Investigation into Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status

Shocking But True: There are only three people in the entire US Government who can call for an investigation into Scientology’s tax exemption. I outlined this in my previous detailed article on the IRS. The cut-to-the-chase version for non-wonks was published by Tony Ortega.

Bottom Line: In order to maximize our collective power, we need to petition the IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to open an investigation into Scientology’s tax exemption. Accordingly, I am asking everyone to please sign and share my Change.Org Petition: We Demand the IRS Commissioner Begin an Investigation into Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status. You do not need to be a US citizen to sign the petition.

Leah Remini and Mike Rinder are doing an incredible job and we need to support their work. This petition is all about a call to action whereby we demand the IRS do its job and open an investigation into Scientology’s tax exemption.

Click here to go to the petition.

IRS Commissioner Mr. John Koskinen has the legal and statutory authority to open an investigation into the Church of Scientology’s 501(c)3 tax exemption. We demand Commissioner Koskinen open an investigation for the following reasons:

1. Scientology’s lack of corporate governance as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption. David Miscavige is the managing agent of Scientology and has pierced all corporate veils. Scientology is the alter ego of David Miscavige and he wields unchallenged and dictatorial control.

2. Scientology’s refusal to grant refunds or repayments to dissatisfied members as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption.

3. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to engage in harassing former members, critics, and journalists. One example is the use of tax-exempt dollars to create slanderous hate websites and videos against former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology’s inhumane practices.

4. Scientology’s internal cover-ups of child sexual abuse and rape as described by the very victims of the sexual abuse and rape.

5. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to hire private investigators to spy on, stalk, and harass former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology’s inhumane practices. This is Scientology’s malicious policy of Fair Game and it is funded by tax-exempt dollars.

6. Scientology’s abuse of US religious worker visas to recruit non-US citizens to work in the Sea Org. Once in the US, these non-Americans have their passports confiscated and are forced to work 100 hour work weeks for wages far below the poverty level. Sometimes these workers receive no pay at all for weeks or months on end.

7. Scientology’s use of onerous contracts of adhesion to strip Scientologists of their legal and civil rights.

8. Scientology’s use of child labor.

9. Scientology’s predatory fundraising practices and use of commission salespeople to raise money.

10. Scientology’s use of a system of brutal and inhumane gulags known as the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force). The RPF is a thought reform camp used to crush dissent. People in the RPF are often imprisoned for years and are stripped of their civil and legal rights.

11. The forced breaking up of families by Scientology’s inhumane practice of Disconnection.

6 comments

  1. We couldn’t find a signature box to check. Only found how to share on various social media platforms. This was what both my wife and I experienced each on separate computers with different OS’s. Is there something wrong with the carrier server or the petition platform software or whatever?  Or are we somehow missing it in plain site, as you may have missed our facebook friend request, Jeff. Paul and Charlene Fassa

  2. “You don’t find out about Hubbard’s claims to be the Antichrist without paying the big bucks for the full ride upper levels. And even there the story changed after the first few OT VIIIs started flipping out. But every Scientologist knows the story from the “Keeping Scientology Working” issue, where he calls himself “Source” and claims to have special hard-won knowledge. It is only a brief step from there to claiming deity. ” I saw this on the Underground Bunker today and sent it to a Christian family I know.
    I also added “It sickens me to see their volunteers showing up in disaster areas with T shirts printed up with close-to Christian crosses so they can blend in. Ugh! And they don’t even have CPR training, it’s all for their photo ops. ”
    I suggested maybe their whole church would sign it.

  3. I sent the link to a devout Christian family who I’m pretty sure will sign it. They may feel moved to share it with their entire church.

    “Someone wrote on a forum today:

    “You don’t find out about Hubbard’s claims to be the Antichrist without paying the big bucks for the full ride upper levels. And even there the story changed after the first few OT VIIIs started flipping out. But every Scientologist knows the story from the “Keeping Scientology Working” issue, where he calls himself “Source” and claims to have special hard-won knowledge. It is only a brief step from there to claiming deity. ”

    I added: “It sickens me to see their volunteers showing up in disaster areas with T shirts printed up with close-to Christian crosses so they can blend in. Ugh! And they don’t even have CPR training, it’s all for their photo ops.”

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