Tax Exemption Letters

On November 23, 1965, as part of Peoples Temple’s certification as a non-profit corporation “organized and operated exclusively as a religious organization,” the State Franchise Tax Board granted the Temple tax exempt status under state law. Temple files also included a copy of the State Franchise Tax Board letter – dated March 13, 1967, but confirming an exemption of July 30, 1964 – extending similar tax exempt status to the Temple denomination, the Disciples of Christ.

Tax-Exemption Letters, RYMUR 89-4286-A-32-A-57, A-32-A-55