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The Corporate Trust: 'Since we have an agreement of transparency with the feds, I don't need to remind all of you that this meeting never happened.'
'I'm with the I.R.S. you had better report this as income.'
"I'm afraid 'It's a surprise', doesn't cut it as a growth strategy."
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'Keep a stiff upper lip, Mr. Haskins. That's all you get to keep.'
"It's your captors. They want to know where you are."
'Have legal check it out. If there are regs, and everyone finds ways to avoid them, are there really regs?'
"No, Barry, I want you to want to help bury the evidence."
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"The real money is in not getting caught."
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"The senator really has these press conferences down pat...by the time he's finished answering, the reporter has forgotten the question!"
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"That's a very good question, which is why we're going to move on to the next question."
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'Evasion is such an ugly term - we prefer to call it lunch bill 'planning'.'
It was clear from an early age that Colin was going to be a politician.
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"For years after Vietnam, I woke up screaming about the cold weather in Toronto."
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Man confronts death and taxes at the same time.
"A fire hydrant, you say? No, but I'll keep my eyes peeled."
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Audited by the IRS.
"I have done nothing wrong. It was an error of judgement."
"That one's for invasion, and this one is for evasion."
Black belts in the ancient art of avoidance
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Extremely short-staffed this year, the IRS turns to decoys to bolster the threat of an audit.
"Dammit, Higgins, we don't need simple explanations, we need complicated excuses!"
"A tax inspector dies and ends up in hell.... Than't's the funniest joke I've heard all night."
'Where'd you get the idea that because you work for chicken feed, you don't have to pay any taxes?'
"Say, could you come back in an hour? By then I'm sure there will be some other place I have to be."
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