Rev & Tax is seeking $16.2 million from SDA in back taxes.
Guam – The Department of Revenue and Taxation is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit the Seventh Day Adventist religious organization filed against the department.
DRT filed an answer to the complaint today disagreeing with SDA’s statements that they are purely a charitable organization and thus are exempt from paying business privilege tax as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
SDA filed the lawsuit in January asking that the District Court of Guam reverse the adverse notice DRT served upon the religious organization for $16.2 million in back taxes for 11 tax years.
SDA clinic in Tamuning and restaurant Simply Food are two organizations that fall under the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists which filed the lawsuit against the tax agency. SDA claims that the law does not restrict the tax exemption status to just “religious activity.”