Scientology's Ecclesiastical Leader David Miscavige's LAVISH LIFESTYLE ~ Inurement!

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Karen and Jeff have delivered some serious blows to David Miscavige's Cult by exposing tax returns showing the public the billions of dollars this "tax exempt" church is sitting on - BILLIONS!

There are plenty of photos and testimonials from Ex members that have surfaced on the internet and in the media regarding the lavish lifestyle of Scientology's leader - David Miscavige.

When Hubbard got caught - he went into hiding and was never seen again!

Is this the straw that will push Miscavige into hiding?

History repeats itself and Miscavige slowly, over time, convinced himself, that he deserves to live like a King while the "volunteers" slave away for nothing.

The rules for the Non Profit 501 (c) (3) state:

[h=1]Inurement/Private Benefit - Charitable Organizations[/h] A section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator's family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. No part of the net earnings of a section 501(c)(3) organization may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. A private shareholder or individual is a person having a personal and private interest in the activities of the organization.



OVERVIEW OF INUREMENT/PRIVATE BENEFIT ISSUES IN IRC 501(c)(3)




Introduction

IRC 501(c)(3) provides exemption from federal income tax for organizations
that are "organized and operated exclusively" for religious, educational, or
charitable purposes. The exemption is further conditioned on the organization
being one "no part of the net income of which inures to the benefit of any private
shareholder or individual."

Hubbard got caught which lead to his hiding. See below:


"Founding Church of Scientology v. United States, 412 F.2d 1197 (Ct. Cl. 1969),

cert. den., 397 U.S. 1009 (1970), an organization argued that it had paid its founder
for expenses incurred in connection with his services, made reimbursements to him
for expenditures on its behalf, and made some payments to him as repayments on a

loan. The organization could produce no evidence of contractual agreements for

services, documents evidencing indebtedness, or any explanation regarding the
purposes for which expenses had been incurred. The Court concluded that—

nothing we have found in the record dispels the substantial doubts the

court entertains concerning the receipt of benefit by the Hubbards
from plaintiff's net earnings. Since plaintiff has failed to meet its
burden of proof, we hold therefore that a part of the corporate net
earnings was a source of benefit to private individuals. Supra, at 1202."



The Church of Scientology does not spend money on what it claims to spend it on - it makes the members pay for everything and then do all of the work in exchange for NOTHING.

Their "front groups" are nothing but SMOKE AND MIRRORS!

The leader of Scientology, Captain David Miscavige, has been living quite a luxurious lifestyle, carefully hidden from view of the members.

The Church constantly fundraising for more and more money from the public and it has been amassing enormous wealth since its inception.

It is time the IRS yanks the "tax exempt" status. Scientology's leader obviously has violated the rules of inurement. He takes advantage of his position and treats himself like a King while the staff suffer in squalor. He bankrupts the public and creates financial hardships in the name of "clearing their bank accounts".

Due to this criminal behavior - the Church of Scientology is going down! You may call yourself a "church" but the rest of the World calls you a Criminal Organization that hides behind their non-profit status!
 

Smurf

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I doubt David Miscavige or anyone among his circle feels the least bit threatened by IRS definitions of "inurement", given the IRS bent under Scientology pressure to grant them tax privileges.

It would be difficult for the IRS to prove personal inurement, especially when a cult has a multi-million dollar litigation budget to hire seasoned tax attorneys to fight any accusations of it.

http://www.associationlawblog.com/2011/03/irs-private-inurement-and-non-profit.html
 

Knows

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http://blog.savescientology.com/2011/02/the-tax-man-cometh/

http://www.examiner.com/article/tom...tion-claims-paul-haggis-insists-they-are-true

http://leavingscientology.wordpress...-miscavige-lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous/

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32783&start=45

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-scientology-seduced-tom-cruise-409686

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/02/inside_scientol.php

http://www.businessinsider.com/some-facts-about-scientology-2013-1?op=1


I googled David Miscavige and this is 5 seconds of information available on the "ecclesiastical leader" that popped up immediately. There is tons more. Now doesn't L Ron Hubbard say - If it is not in writing it is not true? It is in writing and all writings say the same thing about Captain Miscavige!

Sea Org home:

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The diet of a Sea Org slave while the leader has a $2,000 per week budget just for himself. Chefs prepare 10 meals a day for the tiny tot!

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Yank the tax exempt status from the Church of Scientology - IRS! Please - do it now! It is just the right thing to do!!:yes::happydance::wink2:
 
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Veda

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Any one have a link to when Tony Ortega first publicized this information on his blog?

Thanks.
 

Dean Blair

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I have to agree that David Miscavige spending vast amounts of money on himself while the staff are treated poorly really pisses me off.
 

Smurf

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Yank the tax exempt status from the Church of Scientology - IRS! Please - do it now! It is just the right thing to do!!:yes::happydance::wink2:

The IRS does not accept media articles or rumors/speculation as part of their investigation process to determine whether an organization is legit or not. It relies on documented evidence provided by outside law enforcement (FBI & Dept of Justice) and it's own team of investigators.

There is no evidence, that I'm aware, that DM has his own personal jet. He uses those owned by Travolta & Cruise, or charters them. IRS guidelines don't consider this personal inurement if planes are used for business purposes.

I doubt we will see the IRS pull Scientology's tax-exempt status anytime soon.
 

Knows

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The IRS does not accept media articles or rumors/speculation as part of their investigation process to determine whether an organization is legit or not. It relies on documented evidence provided by outside law enforcement (FBI & Dept of Justice) and it's own team of investigators.

There is no evidence, that I'm aware, that DM has his own personal jet. He uses those owned by Travolta & Cruise, or charters them. IRS guidelines don't consider this personal inurement if planes are used for business purposes.

I doubt we will see the IRS pull Scientology's tax-exempt status anytime soon.

From the IRS Website -

Church Audits - "Reasonable Belief" Requirement[/h] The IRS may begin a church tax inquiry only if an appropriate high-level Treasury official reasonably believes, based on a written statement of the facts and circumstances, that the organization: (a) may not qualify for the exemption; or (b) may not be paying tax on unrelated business or other taxable activity. This reasonable belief must be based on facts and circumstances recorded in writing.

The IRS can obtain the information supporting a reasonable belief from many sources, including but not limited to:


  • Newspaper or magazine articles or ads,
  • Television and radio reports,
  • Internet web pages,
  • Voters guides created and/or distributed by the church,
  • Documents on file with the IRS (e.g. a Form 990-T filed by the church),
  • Reliable information reports from concerned members of the church or the general public and
  • Records concerning the church in the possession of third parties or informants.

The IRS must derive the facts and circumstances forming the basis for a reasonable belief from information lawfully obtained. If this information is obtained from informants, it must not be known to be unreliable. Failure of the church to respond to repeated IRS routine requests for information is a factor in determining if there is reasonable cause for commencing a church tax inquiry.


More information:

Non-Profit Executive Compensation - NON LINEAR Compensation:



  • Keep any unrelated activities that generate profit small
  • Avoid spending staff time on unrelated activities
  • Never hire someone dedicated to performing the unrelated activities (Private Investigator's to harass people that have left the "church"???)




Nonprofit Executive Compensation

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Nonprofit executive compensation tops the current list of IRS hot button issues. A few weeks ago we talked about the fact that the IRS is ramping up its oversight and enforcement of nonprofit executive compensation. With all the rancor surrounding executive perks and bonuses on Wall Street, expect that populist sentiment to spill over into the nonprofit sector as well. It all adds up to the equivalent of a message written in the sky: get your house in order!
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So, how do you do that? Let’s take a look at a few key points that will go a long way toward ensuring that the compensation package for your nonprofit’s leader(s) is appropriate.
Reasonable compensation. It all starts here. The IRS requires compensation packages for nonprofit executives (and other nonprofit employees, for that matter) to be reasonable. Unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t really define reasonable…at least not in a way that you could look up in Websters. Reasonable compensation is best understood in light of factors the IRS examines when determining whether or not a charity is exceeding reasonableness with its compensation arrangements. These factors look something like this:


  • Actual job description
  • Required level of education or experience
  • Compensation averages in your area
  • Number of hours worked
  • The overall budget of the charity
Its also important to note that each factor is weighted differently depending upon the circumstances. It is a very subjective exercise. We’re often asked, “How much is too much?” Good question, but hard to answer. Frankly, it just depends. I know, I know…“not very helpful”, you say. There are legitimate, charitable organizations whose executives make up to, and sometimes more than, $250,000. For a very select few, a lot more. But let me put it like this…if you have an employee whose compensation package exceeds $100,000, you better be prepared to defend it. Needless to say, Wall Street-style perks and bonuses are out of the question. And, depending on your organization’s budget, a $10,000 salary package could be considered unreasonable.

Due diligence. Due diligence is the brother of reasonable compensation. In order to have a compensation package considered truly reasonable, the figure must be the result of a substantive evaluation of what makes sense for the job. That is the responsibility of the board of directors or compensation committee. It is considered a best practice to document the method used to determine salary packages. There are various resources that can be used to come up with the information: The Labor Department, census data, job-oriented websites, national and local charities, etc. It’s best to use multiple sources.

Arms-length. This is often the one that hangs folks. You can do all the due diligence you want and come up with the nation’s most reasonable compensation package, but if your compensated executives effectively control the mechanisms of their own pay, then trouble awaits you. For example, let’s say the president of the board is also the salaried Executive Director. That’s OK, as long as your board structure and meeting minutes show arms-length. In other words, the president better refrain from discussions and votes about his/her own pay package…plus, a majority of those voting on the package better not have any relation to him/her, by blood, marriage or outside business. Intermediate sanctions penalties await those that mess this part up.

Nonprofit executive compensation scrutiny is not going away anytime soon. In fact, it is only likely to increase. If you know your nonprofit has problems in this area, be proactive and get it fixed immediately.

Posted on May 14, 2009 by Greg McRay in Education
 
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Man de la Mancha

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th


That is one SWE-E-E-T lookin' pile of rice and beens. Conditions are improving.
 

cakemaker

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The IRS does not accept media articles or rumors/speculation as part of their investigation process to determine whether an organization is legit or not. It relies on documented evidence provided by outside law enforcement (FBI & Dept of Justice) and it's own team of investigators.

There is no evidence, that I'm aware, that DM has his own personal jet. He uses those owned by Travolta & Cruise, or charters them. IRS guidelines don't consider this personal inurement if planes are used for business purposes.

I doubt we will see the IRS pull Scientology's tax-exempt status anytime soon.

It sure would be interesting to see DM's tax returns.
If the Sea Org essentially requires a vow of poverty and he's pulling in several million a year even if they're called bonuses, commissions, etc, I would think that would raise red flags with the IRS.
 

Smurf

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The IRS can obtain the information supporting a reasonable belief from many sources, including but not limited to
I know you're determined to be right, but how much do you want to wager that the IRS won't take any aggressive action against the COS in the next 20 years?

The IRS burned itself when it acquiesced to Miscavige's demands & legal threats in 1993.

http://www.xenu.net/archive/IRS
 

Knows

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I know you're determined to be right, but how much do you want to wager that the IRS won't take any aggressive action against the COS in the next 20 years?

The IRS burned itself when it acquiesced to Miscavige's demands & legal threats in 1993.

http://www.xenu.net/archive/IRS

Smurf - What is your intention? Snuff out any hope of justice? Put people into apathy that nothing can change with our government when their clearly is evidence mounting that this is a cult that abuses staff, extorts money out of people in exchange for pipe dreams and the leader lives a lavish lifestyle? Why don't you contribute to doing something productive about this - like write to a congressman or senator or the IRS.

Why are you so hell bent on being right where you continue to post your negative statements about something that COULD change.

Perhaps do some pondering on what your intention is.

My intention - is to get people out of apathy and do something about it!

Why don't you be part of that group (doing something about it) instead of the "gloom and doom", give up and don't try and we are all fucked - group.
 

Smurf

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Smurf - What is your intention? Snuff out any hope of justice? Put people into apathy that nothing can change with our government when their clearly is evidence mounting that this is a cult that abuses staff, extorts money out of people in exchange for pipe dreams and the leader lives a lavish lifestyle? Why don't you contribute to doing something productive about this - like write to a congressman or senator or the IRS.

Why don't you be part of that group (doing something about it) instead of the "gloom and doom", give up and don't try and we are all fucked - group.

I'm a realist. :)
 
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Churchill

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Don't you just love how Scientology Inc. tries to present itself as a persecuted minority religion whenever they are accused of harrassment, intimidation, violations of human rights, and a host of fraudulent financial schemes.

Scientology is a wolf in sheeps clothing.
 

Jump

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Don't you just love how Scientology Inc. tries to present itself as a persecuted minority religion whenever they are accused of harrassment, intimidation, violations of human rights, and a host of fraudulent financial schemes.

Scientology is a wolf in sheeps clothing.


But when David Miscavige is asked for a simple deposition, suddenly it is a thriving expanding world 'religion' with a leader too busy opening new mausoleums to appear.
 

Knows

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Yes - you sure are! LOL:whistling: Still have some of that "righteous" filter implanted deep into the mind! You are so right Smurf and thank you for imparting your great and powerful knowledge and wisdom on to this thread. The cult is going to get away with everything and there will never be any justice - ever - cuz Smurf, the "realist" knows all! LOL
 

JustSheila

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I know you're determined to be right, but how much do you want to wager that the IRS won't take any aggressive action against the COS in the next 20 years?

I'll wager two ESMB gold stars that the IRS will take aggressive action against COS within the next TEN years.

The US government is desperate for money. It's a humiliation, embarrassment and an eyesore of "fail" that it allows COS to wave its middle finger at it while it invests in empty properties, does nothing useful or charitable for society and foregos tens of millions of dollars in property and employment taxes as a "religion".

America needs to grab that money, and I bet you two gold stars it makes a grab for the throat in less than ten years.

You're way too defeatist sometimes, Smurfy.
 

Smurf

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Yes - you sure are! LOL:whistling: Still have some of that "righteous" filter implanted deep into the mind! You are so right Smurf and thank you for imparting your great and powerful knowledge and wisdom on to this thread. The cult is going to get away with everything and there will never be any justice - ever - cuz Smurf, the "realist" knows all! LOL

LOL. I'm not the one posting endless comments to prove I'm "right". Take your meds.
 

JustSheila

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So do we have a bet, then, Smurf?

You said you'd bet. You've got a taker, there you go. :yes:

I'm still an American, you know, and I don't particularly like seeing a cult flip the bird at our proud country. I don't see that lasting much longer.
 

Gib

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I know you're determined to be right, but how much do you want to wager that the IRS won't take any aggressive action against the COS in the next 20 years?

The IRS burned itself when it acquiesced to Miscavige's demands & legal threats in 1993.

http://www.xenu.net/archive/IRS

Time has gone by from 1993.

Miscavige's army back then in 1993,

have turned into whistle blowers.

Big difference.

And these whistle blowers seem to have no intent of stopping.

The COS is now having lots of lawsuits against them, this was not so back in 1993 when communications were slow.

Hubbard said "it's a PR World".

It appears the PR World is against scientology.
 
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