Hi everybody. With the international pressure on Nacronon lately I thought we should do something about the Dutch franchise as well. CoS or Nacronon haven't really been in the news a lot here but that doesn't mean that there are no victims or no opportunities to rock the boat. I don't have a battle plan, just posting info and thoughts. I hope I can trigger some brainstorming. General Info ------------------ Stichting Narconon Nederland Deventerweg 93, 7203 AD Zutphen, Netherlands +31 575 542 362 narconon(dot)nl (obviously CoS site, use condom if needed) email@example.com KvK number: 41197855 (KvK is the Dutch commercial enterprise registry, see kvk.nl) Tax status ------------------ NarcNL is registered as a charity (has the ANBI status) by our tax agency (belastingdienst.nl) It's registered since 1/1/2008 (note that the 'activity' field is blank in the registration) The Belastingdienst explains what rules organizations must abide by to qualify for the ANBI status (own quick&dirty translation): - The efforts of the organization must be 90% for public benefit. - The organization staff may not promote hate or violence. The management may not have had a conviction for promoting hate or violence in the last 4 years. - The organization may not have funds in excess of what is reasonably necessary for operations. - Management may not have access the organization's funds as if it were their own. - The payment that management receive may not be in excess of their expenses for the organization. - The organization must have a up-to-date management strategy. - The costs and expenses of the organization must be reasonable. - If the organization is disbanded, excess funds must be spend on something beneficial to the public. - The organization must keep track of expenses. The fraud/crime wing of the Belandingsdienst is the FIOD Belasingdienst/FIOD-ECD Postbus 19266 3501 DG Utrecht (no website, no phone number) I'm not sure what angle to use when writing the FIOD. - NarcNL is doubtfully funneling its profits to the mother church by buying course materials and licensing IP. Is that a reasonable expense? - Would it do any good writing that Narconon Trois-Rivieres is closed because the authorities there didn't think it was in the public benefit? - Could we possibly catch NarcNL breaking any ANBI rules in some other way? Stuff to look into later: ------------------------- Find out about heath insurance status of NarcNL Find out what the Health Inspection (igz.nl) is doing in relation to drug rehabs.