Tax lawyers are watching a trial in Los Angeles that pits an orthodox Jewish family against the Internal Revenue Service over whether tuition for religious education is deductible -- based in part on a "secret" settlement between the IRS and the Church of Scientology. Law professors say a plaintiffs' victory would overwhelm the IRS with millions of dollars in new deductions, and would prompt another round of fighting over the establishment of future IRS calculations.
Scientology Settlement Puts IRS in a Kosher Pickle
The National Law Journal
November 29, 2004