Ah yes, it was only a matter of time before the Holy Royal Way called in the high-priced tax lawyers to hide behind.
Its very typical that these so-called "religions" that are allegedly "spiritual" end up hiding behind high-priced tax lawyers, to exploit the loopholes in the tax code to their own personal advantage.
Unfortunately, many of these so-called religions are able to operate in secrecy, and to avoid the most basic of civic responsibilities.
This is why any reputable religion or church, instead of hiding behind fancy tax lawyers, would instead agree to the most basic process of transparency, and open up their books, and bring in certified accountants, to prove to the public where their money is going.
All along, we have had people who claim to be from Royal Way, saying things like Royal Way "pays its taxes, and their books are in order".
Well, that was a joke, I guess?
I guess they meant... they pay their taxes by not paying any taxes, and they file their tax returns by not filing tax returns!
Yes, we all know guys like Benny Hinn and Royal Way, and these types of alleged "religions" can get away with financial murder, and can operate outside of the system of the most basic civic responsibility. Thus they are able to engage in very serious abuses of their members money, with no accountability. It would be great if parts of the exemptions for all of these so-called bogus religions, where reviewed, and some checks and balances were put into the system to curb abuses.
This is why the biggest and most serious con-artists start religions...you can make way more money by operating as a religion, than a legit business.
So Royal Way is claiming they have earned zero unrelated income? That's an interesting claim...
So Royal Way has hired fancy tax lawyers so it does not have to file Federal and State income taxes, and is exempt from Property taxes?
Great country, the USA, start your own religion, and live tax-free, yet still benefit from the taxes which pay for the roads, and other public services, with no oversight whatsoever. Who here on this list would like to escape from Federal taxes, and state taxes, and property taxes? Start a "religion" and you double your income overnight! Over the years, this is how these "religions" are able to get so rich, as the money compounds without taxes.
Also, since Royal Way refuses to prove salaries and compensation, then when the officers of Royal Way CLAIM the Michael Gottleib receives no income from Royal Way, we have no way to prove that is true, or is false. They could be making it up, and since they refuse to provide proof of their claims, their claims carry zero credibility. So since Royal Way refuses to provide any proof of their claims, their claims are just empty words, with no substance whatsoever.
Even though Royal Way can easily afford to hire tax lawyers, by hiding behind these tax lawyers, they lose all of their credibility. Religious groups like Royal Way, who hide and cower behind tax lawyers, should be avoided at all costs. Since Royal Way refuses to submit to the most basic principles of transparency, they have discredited themselves ethically.
Stay far away from any so-called "religious non-profit" who hires expensive tax lawyers to hide behind, to hide from public disclosure, and to hide from the most basic oversight and civic responsibility.
This is why reputable organizations submit to oversight, because there are such an extreme abuses of the system.
The more groups like Royal Way hide behind tax-lawyers, the more they should be avoided at all costs, and not given one penny, not one cent in donations, and not one cent in fees for "courses".
Who knows where all that money is going, and what its being spent on?
The officers of Royal Way could have personal expenses of $800,000 a year per person, and be buying themselves fancy homes and fancy cars they can use for free, and living like Kings of the Royal Way, tax-free.
Imagine owning so much real estate and property, and not having to pay any property taxes, and no federal or state income taxes!
Hopefully one day these insane tax loopholes will be closed, and some proper regulations will be brought in.
But until then, the best thing to do is to TOTALLY avoid groups like Royal Way that hide behind tax lawyers, and only deal with groups who are ethical, and responsible and honest, and who are transparent, and publish audited financial statements.
No wonder the serious big time scammers open up their own "religion". That's why Hubbard started Scientology, to get rich quick, tax-free.