There have been articles on President Trump wanting to revoke Scientology’s tax exempt status. Here is the original article of how Scientology became tax exempt in the first place. March 9, 1997 Scientology’s Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt By DOUGLAS FRANTZ On Oct. 8, 1993, 10,000 cheering Scientologists thronged the Los Angeles Sports Arena to celebrate the most important milestone in the church’s recent history: victory in its all-out war against the Internal Revenue Service. For 25 years, I.R.S. agents had branded Scientology a commercial enterprise and refused to give it the tax exemption granted to churches.