Minnesota Mega Church Gets Small Victory in IRS Proceeding

Reverend James Hammond and his Church, Living Word Christian Center of Brooklyn Park, MN appears to have won a small victory in their most recent round with the Internal Revenue Service.

Earlier this year, the IRS asked Church to provide detailed financial information, focusing on compensation of the founder and senior pastor of the church James Hammond. The Church refused to comply, arguing that they did not have to because the request was not made by a “high ranking” IRS official, which is required by law.

The U.S. District magistrate judge presiding over the initial proceedings sided with the Church, reiterating that IRS special circumstances inquiries must come from a “high-ranking” official. A federal judge must make the final decision, however, so it is not yet final.

Source: http://cwnewz.com/content/view/479/2/