Having read way too much about rich people and their cheating on taxes, this one little story hit my interest. Mind you, if you chose to liquidate everything you own, you and your loved ones could have a massive yacht and pollute the world with moving it out of the way of storms, but that does not seem appealing to me.
Even if it does seem to keep the economy going in South Florida.
For my international readers, the IRS is the "Tax Man", but I am quite sure you knew that.
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The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his Deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.
IRS AUDITOR: “I Need A List Of Your Employees And How Much You Pay Them".
Boat Owner: “Well, There's Clarence, My Deckhand, He's Been With Me For 3 Years. I Pay Him $1,000 A Week Plus Free Room And Board.
Then There's The Mentally Challenged Guy. He Works About 18 Hours Every Day And Does About 90% Of The Work Around Here. He Makes About $10 Per Week, Pays His Own Room And Board, And I Buy Him A Bottle Of Bacardi Rum And A Dozen Budweisers Every Saturday Night So He Can Cope With Life. He Also Gets To Sleep With My Wife Occasionally".
IRS AUDITOR: “That's The Guy I Want To Talk To - The Mentally Challenged One".
Boat Owner: “That Would Be Me. What Would You Like To Know”?