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The IRS Walk of Fame

From the transcript of United States of America v. Robert M. Patterson, a trial held in April 1996 at the U.S. District Court in Memphis. Patterson, who worked for the…

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The Oldest Deduction

From “Tax Tips,” in the September 1991 issue of Whorezine, a monthly for “sex industry workers” published in San Francisco. The advantage of Uncle Sam and legitimize your business at…

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A Tax Break for Hostages

From an Internal Revenue Service memorandum distributed to regional and assistant commissioners. date: January 4, 1989 subject: Taxpayers Taken Hostage in Terrorist Action The Service has had procedures for some…

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