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"Secret Archives" Cannot Prevent Some Records from Subpoena Member access only

Church Records

A Federal Appeals Court Addressed the Significant Issue of IRS Authority to Demand Disclosure of Church Records Member access only

Charitable Contributions; Church Records

Amendment of Church Documents Member access only

Church Records

Audits Member access only

Church Records

Can Church Records Be Subpoenaed? Member access only

Church Records

Church Membership Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Court Concluded that a State Law Giving Members of Nonprofit Corporations the legal right to Inspect Corporate Records Could Not be Applied to the Church Member access only

Church Records

Court Ruled Church Members Had Authority to Obtain a Court Order Requiring an Accounting of Church Funds Member access only

Charitable Contributions; Church Records

Court: Diocese Does Not Have to Turn Over Records Member access only

Church Records

Discarding Relevant Video Evidence Leads to $500,000 Judgment Against School Member access only

Child Abuse; Church Records

Government Inspection of Church Records Member access only

Church Records

Inspecting Church Records Member access only

Church Members; Church Records; Confidential and Privileged Communications

Inspection of Church Records Member access only

Church Records