If you use your boat as a business...watch out, IRS auditors are on the prowl >>>


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If you've ever owned your own business, been an entrepreneur, or
wondered what it's like doing so, this is as close to reality as it gets.
The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his Deckhand and sent
an agent to investigate him.IRS AUDITOR:“I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them".Boat
there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for 3 years. I pay him
$1,000 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally
challenged guy. He works
about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He
makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a
bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he
can cope with life. He also gets to sleep
with my wife occasionally".IRS AUDITOR: “That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one".
Boat Owner:
“That would be me. What would you like to know”?