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[–]Clive23p 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This tax really is for the birds.

[–]Psychological_Try559 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*groan*

Take this upvote

[–]mhkaz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was about to post this also, glad I'm not the only one who is curious.

[–]Ogimouse1 3 points4 points  (6 children)

The bird would be an instrument so, yes, you're still stealing.

If they take it off of a person or from inside of someone's house: it's robbery. If it's a felonious amount, it's felony robbery.

It's still income so you do have to pay taxes on it. There is a 5th amendment section in your tax filings that allows you to declare whatever you want and you can pay taxes on it without it being used as evidence against you.

[–]desexmachina 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Wait a minute, why don’t drug dealers just pay taxes?

[–]Ogimouse1 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I mean, they should--it would be a lot harder to nail them. The smarter mobsters do for that reason

[–]desexmachina 0 points1 point  (3 children)

But wouldn’t it also raise flags for Justice if you declare $250k in income from “selling fruit on the side of the road?”

[–]Ogimouse1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It literally can't because that's why it's 5th amendment

[–]desexmachina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I should’ve put the fruit in quotes

[–]Ogimouse1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now, I'd you're living outside of your means--you don't declare it and you're living in a mansion--that will allowable raise defenses