Have you ever had a conversation with a lawyer and wished you didn’t? I have. Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central has the perfect solution for those pesky legal questions that the lawyer would rather not answer–especially in writing. Check out this clip…
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How cool is that! I want one! But with one small change… when Colbert refers to election law, I substitute “Tax code”.
Since its tax season, this is a great idea for dealing with my tax lawyer & accountant, John Hyre –aka Dictator-in-Chief at Real Estate Tax Accounting LP. Our conversations become Socratic exercises, in which I keep changing the facts until I get the answer I want. I don’t just visit the gray areas, I live there.
John would have to add his fallback answer to every question, “anything is okay until you get audited. The real question is whether I’ll be there.”