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February 20th, 2009
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pisica pointed this out ... tax rules for kidnapped children

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From:dement1a
Date:February 20th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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...wow.
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From:awfulhorrid
Date:February 20th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Or, apparently, if your kid is kidnapped at the wrong point in the tax cycle. "I'm sorry, Mr. Jones, but your child was kidnapped on the 19th of June, that's less than the full six month period, so you can't claim him as a deduction ..."
From:sethb
Date:February 23rd, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Nope; if the child lived with you for over 3 months, that's more than half the portion of the year before kidnapping.

Being kidnapped on January 1 might be a problem.
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From:ntrlstgrl
Date:February 20th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Wow. *blink*
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From:guppiecat
Date:February 20th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
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You also have to claim stolen money on your taxes. If you don't, there are penalties.

This seems stupid on the face of it, but I left out some information:

* Federal is only allowed to prosecute embezzlement cases over $500,000
* If someone embezzles and flees the state, it's a Federal crime.

Thus, if you were to steal $499,000 and move to Chicago, the person you stole it from couldn't do much about it... except report it to the IRS. Then, the IRS would pursue that person to the ends of the Earth.

It's a good threat to have. I presume that the same applies to kidnapping.
From:sethb
Date:February 23rd, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
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So you give the IRS its cut.

But the state you stole in would prosecute, and IL would extradite.
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From:wormquartet
Date:February 20th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
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JESUS.



FUCKING.



CHRIST.


-=ShoEboX=-
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From:philady
Date:February 21st, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
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Whoa.
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