IAS 20 Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance
If you want to donate to help others, there are a number of other more worthy causes out there that could use your funds and perhaps more importantly your time. If you want to do it for the tax reasons, well aside from dramatizing the public’s perception that it was only created as a church by Hubbard to avoid paying taxes, you also have a lot of other options as well for tax purposes and likely with more prestige. Furthermore, if the original lifetime HASI rate was really $30 in 1954, then if adjusted for inflation then this should be around $260 in 2014 not $5,000 as that is almost a 2,000% markup!! While $30 may not make sense anymore, the annual $500 rate should more closely reflect a lifetime rate to protect against inflation for many, many years down the road. But again, like everything in the current church management it is far over priced, not meant to help and one sees little in exchange for this, other than a certificate and a request to up your membership to the next level.
SIC-27 — Evaluating the Substance of Transactions in the Legal Form of a Lease
I understand that donations to the IAS are not refundable. I understand that the purpose of the Association is to unite, advance, support and protect the Scientology religion and Scientologists in all parts of the world so as to achieve the Aims of Scientology as originated by L. I am making a gift donation to the below person who is a Lifetime Member of the IAS. I understand that donations to the US IAS Members’ Trust are not refundable. All membership fees must be paid to the International Association of Scientologists and do not qualify as tax-deductible contributions.
The objective of IAS 20 is to prescribe the accounting for, and disclosure of, government grants and other forms of government assistance. IAS 20 Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance outlines how to account for government grants and other assistance. As for IAS funds actually helping people, if one buys into the PR propaganda fed church members in the videos then one also believes that it actually makes a difference in the world somewhere.
The IAS program started in 1984. Contrary to it’s fairy tale, it did not start with "representatives" traveling to Saint Hill and conceiving of a lofty purpose to protect Scientology. As donations grew in size, they were made non-refundable so the liability was zero, traditionally not the case with money donated for training or auditing. The US IAS Members’ Trust was formed in 1993 to enable US taxpayers to make tax-deductible donations to further the purposes of the IAS. Donations to the US IAS Members’ Trust cannot be applied towards IAS memberships. The basic pattern is to pull in Scientologists for a "special briefing" where they are briefed on a secretive problem or issue in some part of the world which the IAS needs an infusion of cash to handle.
I was a "Founding Member" of the International Association of Scientologists because I signed up back in the day it was started. I really didn’t ever give it much thought over the years, nor did my husband and I increase our "status" in the activity through donations. Can save up to a 10% discount on materials and services… So long as you buy over $500 of materials, courses and auditing services per calendar year to make it worth your while if annual or over $5000 if on the lifetime. Then keep the money and use it for far less expensive services in the indie field, or at the very least invest in yourself and take care of your health, pay off your debts and do what matters to you most in your life.
- Now instead of people paying for auditing and training to achieve the valuable products of an organization, Scientologists are coerced to earn "statuses" and memberships sell for millions of dollars which is a far cry from $30.
- IAS 18 Revenue outlines the accounting requirements for when to recognise revenue from the sale of goods, rendering of services, and for interest, royalties and dividends.
- While $30 may not make sense anymore, the annual $500 rate should more closely reflect a lifetime rate to protect against inflation for many, many years down the road.
- I am authorizing donations to be made to the International Association of Scientologists.
And, no doubt about it, those who were there at Portland that year had a rip-roaring month full of great concerts, rousing speeches, and camrardarie – and made some great friends. The further argument would go that without the IAS war chest there wouldn’t have been the finances to fight the good fight. To this day I cannot reconcile an overly zealous IAS registrar who wanted money after the death of LRH’s doctor, my husband of thirty years, with the beliefs of my religious preference.
It’s really out-pointy and I wish the IAS transparent. When in the SO I was in anIAS office, not as a reg, just doing maintenance over a few weeks. I would listen to the make wrong in the conversations from the officer to her juniors. "don’t go after that person, they have no money". "You spent too much time talking. Don’t get the life story just get the donation and get them to course". "Call that person back here. $500 isn’t going to be enough, you didn’t hard sell."
IFRS in Focus — IASB issues revised exposure draft on revenue recognition
There are no rating numbers low enough provided in this review form; they would definitely end up in the minus range. I’ve had to settle for the number 1 in each case but minus 30 or so would have better suited. And the "savings" are almost nonexistent – both in terms of the monetary value and salvation of others. (See under "cons" below in terms of the myth of saving 10% on items once taxes are applied). An argument ensued and that was pretty heated. I was on the ship for 21 days and the reg and I did not speak.
It prevents and inhibits bridge progress. All these people that have given $50,000 and they are mid objectives. They also claim to use the funds for tours for VMs etc. but they are minimal. Often volunteers pay their own flights there and back, it’s a tiny crew and the VMs do jack all.
No large sums were allowed to donate because the whole purpose of Scientology is to get each individual up the Bridge. Now instead of people paying for auditing and training to achieve the valuable products of an organization, Scientologists are coerced to earn "statuses" and memberships sell for millions of dollars which is a far cry from $30. Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. sincerely appreciates your generous contributions from individual and businesses. We thank you in advance for understanding that this organization cannot survive without your continued support and we hope that you get involved in our events and activities so that you can truly appreciate the benefits that we provide to the community. For all the pros and cons, the fact is the IAS is supposedly a membership organisation. Well, as a Founding Member, I would like to see a copy of the audited accounts, which is minimally a very basic right.
IAS 20 — Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance
IAS 18 Revenue outlines the accounting requirements for when to recognise revenue from the sale of goods, rendering of services, and for interest, royalties and dividends. Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable and recognised when prescribed conditions are met, which depend on the nature of the revenue. LRH’s original membership program cost about $30 a year. It enabled one to get a discount on books and was quite popular.
One of them in fact descended into a vicious tirade, screaming insults and obscenities. Like a good little cultie I gave them a check. To this day, not one cent of the $50,000 total I gave to the IAS has ever been refunded.