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Old 02-28-2014, 01:13 PM   #91
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A number of years ago our brilliant State listed what income was taxable including the sale of "illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Brilliant folks that run this state.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:16 PM   #92
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A number of years ago our brilliant State listed what income was taxable including the sale of "illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Brilliant folks that run this state.
What do you mean by this statement?

Income tax is set up to make money off of money people earn. Why shouldn't they get tax on something that is illegally sold? The only difference is that the person selling the drugs is doing it illegally. Why should they get a free pass on paying taxes for the sole reason that they are breaking the law?
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What do you mean by this statement?

Income tax is set up to make money off of money people earn. Why shouldn't they get tax on something that is illegally sold? The only difference is that the person selling the drugs is doing it illegally. Why should they get a free pass on paying taxes for the sole reason that they are breaking the law?
When I worked for H&R Block I had a client who admitted that he sold marijuana. He listed the income as "other income". He didn't want to get caught cheating on his taxes or trying to explain how he could live well with no income.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:27 PM   #94
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:50 PM   #95
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When I worked for H&R Block I had a client who admitted that he sold marijuana. He listed the income as "other income". He didn't want to get caught cheating on his taxes or trying to explain how he could live well with no income.
Well..... I'm sure he still "cheated" by not reporting 100% of what he actually made... wouldn't anyone? LOL..
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Are you being sarcastic roadfix or are you being serious. If you are being serious then why do you think he would go through the trouble of reporting it if he was just then going to turn around and cheat? If you were being sarcastic then as Rosanne Rosanadana said....Nevermind.
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Yeah, why report any of it? Either way if you get caught your are having all your assets seized. Might as well not pay taxes on any of it.
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There are certain folks who do nothing but go through folks garbage to find tossed bottle and containers that have a deposit on them. They make a good income from them. Yesterday was Thursday, our trash day and sure enough, there they were in the freezing cold looking for empties. These folks know what day is trash day in which neighborhood. In the summer they really make a killing. Folks can't be bothered bring the empties back to the store, so they just toss them.

There is a recycle place about three blocks from where I live. Since there is no trash pickup on the weekends, come Monday morning, you see a lineup of the shopping carts outside wanting to collect their money.
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Yeah, why report any of it? Either way if you get caught your are having all your assets seized. Might as well not pay taxes on any of it.
Because some people believe that even though pot is illegal that it should not be and in every other area of their life they follow the law and consider themselves law abiding citizens. They believe in their bones that pot should be legal, but it is not (except for CO and WA). They want to continue to be good law abiding citizens so they pay taxes on what the govt says they should. Just because they break one law does not mean that they want to break others.
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There are certain folks who do nothing but go through folks garbage to find tossed bottle and containers that have a deposit on them. They make a good income from them. Yesterday was Thursday, our trash day and sure enough, there they were in the freezing cold looking for empties. These folks know what day is trash day in which neighborhood. In the summer they really make a killing. Folks can't be bothered bring the empties back to the store, so they just toss them.

There is a recycle place about three blocks from where I live. Since there is no trash pickup on the weekends, come Monday morning, you see a lineup of the shopping carts outside wanting to collect their money.
I am very confused. I am not trying to give you a hard time Addie. I promise. I just don't understand what this has to do with anything being discussed here. Could you enlighten me? The first time I read this I wondered if this was a post that was supposed to be in a completely different thread about a completely different subject.
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