Macleans article on Winston Blackmore’s claim for a tax break

The polygamy tax break

Winston Blackmore says his “congregation” is eligible for special tax status

by Ken MacQueen on Monday, January 30, 2012 ||

He quoted the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but in Judge Diane Campbell’s Vancouver courtroom over the next three weeks, polygamous leader Winston Blackmore is confronting another book of fire, brimstone and unyielding dictates: the Canadian Income Tax Act.

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  1. Hard questions that need to be asked in this case:
    1. How many followers does Winston Blackmore have in the U.S. or other places, e.g. Mexico, Nicaragua?
    2. What does Winston Blackmore consider to be a “tithe”? In the old Mormon custom, a person kept only what they needed and gave the rest to the church.
    3. Do his followers in other countries “tithe” to him? How much?
    4. Does Winston Blackmore keep a double set of books like the FLDS are famous for doing?

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