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I have no idea what your work situation might be, so that question is impossible to answer. I suggest you ask a tax expert from your country.
Here in the US if you are working at home or have regular employment, meals are not deductions since you have to eat whether you work or not, but if you are a consultant commuting may be a business expense. If you are traveling, then meals are an expense. If you have employees, then their meals are a business expense.
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Here in LaLa land not paying the bills heavily frowned upon, however with 3+ BILLION he would be most welcome. Singapore is not interested in your politics, just your money!
The US has some fairly draconian tax laws for expat workers, I think if the country you are in has low tax (like Singapore) the US then taxes you up to their level, really nasty stuff. I know quite a few who have given the US the flick for this reason.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I mean, if I renounce my Mexican citizenship it is more than likely that the SAT (our ISR) will strip me out of my last peso and then drop me in the Pacific Ocean, clothless and probably near a submarine volcano...
Well, there's the FB douchebags in general, and then there is the 1%. The US is the only country in the world that tries to chase down "citizens" when they never come to the US mainland. The tax laws are so screwed up (that is not the word I'm thinking of...) that even if you try to comply, you just never know. It's gotten so bad that non US banks are starting to refuse to do business with Americans - it's not worth the risk.
And this thing about paying your fair share is all bull anyway. I'd much rather have the 1% HIRE me for their startup that they are funding than having to resort to the government for food stamps.
<italic>You're going to tell me what I want to know, or I'm going to beat you to death in your own house.
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
wasnt the IRS invented in 1913 to pay the interest on the loans to government since the US government no longer makes its own money the privitised it out to the FED reserve (europen banking consortium)
wrong the 16th amendment was not done at the time of the civil war
The 16th amendment didn't create the IRS, it just allowed the the federal government to collect taxes on income and not apportioning it among the states based on the census. Basically the income tax was we know today was unconstitutional before that amendment.
For the history of the IRS I'll refer you here[^].
very wrong, its a private bank, independent of government with no oversight or powers of audit
There is no direct oversight (you don't want monetary policy tangled up with politics) by the executive or legislative branches, but it is still a part of the Federal of government. How many private institution have their boards appointed by the President and require approval of the Senate?
Also, all proceeds from the operation of the Federal Reserve are returned to the general fund.
There is no direct oversight (you don't want monetary policy tangled up with
politics) by the executive or legislative branches, but it is still a part of
the Federal of government. How many private institution have their boards
appointed by the President and require approval of the Senate?
Also, all proceeds from the operation of the Federal Reserve are returned to the
I guess we will have to agree to disagree here, in any case it is an unconstitutional entity given article 8