Tax evader blames the Holocaust

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Tax evader blames the Holocaust

Postby Pottapaug1938 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:40 pm

Here's a story, from http://www.msnbc.com, about a tax evader who came up with a rationale that I've never heard before:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36742444/ns/business
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Re: Tax evader blames the Holocaust

Postby Omne » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:06 pm

They do get creative.

One of my favorite excuses for not filing was from a federal court case several years ago. The taxpayer claimed he didn't file his income tax returns because he had a phobia of numbers. The problem with that theory, as pointed out by the judge, was that the taxpayer was a CPA and had operated his practice successfully during the entire time period.

Needless to say it didn't work...


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