Business Insider Reports:
Gold Base (also variously known as Gold, Int Base, or Int) is the international headquarters of the Church of Scientology. It is located in Riverside County, California to the north of San Jacinto and about 100 miles (160 km) from Los Angeles. The heavily guarded compound comprises about 50 buildings surrounded by high fences topped with bladed fences and watched around the clock by patrols, cameras and motion detectors. The property is bisected by a public road, which is closely monitored by the Church with cameras recording passing traffic.
As more and more Scientology secrets come to light, one area of the church remains shrouded in mystery — its finances. And with Scientologists closely guarding their tax-exempt status — ensuring the church does not have to file tax returns — any information on the subject has been limited. Until now.