Amphi versus Taxes...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by, Mar 18, 2001.


    A look out the window and I see clear blue skies,
    a slight breeze, and the sun in all its bright glory.
    Another perfect day to go Amphi. Looking for
    Amphi's keys I stumbled upon a mood altering
    item - our 2000 taxes paperwork. Less than a
    month to go until taxes are due. Sorry, didn't
    mean to ruin your day with that thought, but it
    is something to consider. So here I am a grown
    man, seemingly mature and wise enough to have
    my priorities straight? then Amphi whispers into
    my ear "Blow off the taxes and let's go for a swim
    you old toad." I then remind Amphi of the old
    saying about the certainty of death & taxes, to which
    Amphi scoffed and said, "Don't even think about
    bringing that tax paperwork onboard." Hence my
    dilemma. No doubt you are all aware of Amphi's
    incredible persuasiveness in all matters amphibious.
    Not to mention his ability to put in perspective life's
    richest moments and keep them separate from the
    mundane acts of mere human existence. So once
    again Amphi wins, I win, Mermaid wins too. Old
    Uncle Sam is placed on hold for yet another weekend.
    Ironically, I hope it rains once before April 15th.

    '64 Turquoise
    Sandy Eggo, CA
  2. Steven D. Reich


    You seem to be the official Amphicar tax expert. I have a question and you
    may be able to help.

    As you know, I have recently adopted Amphi twins. Admittedly, they are 37
    years old, but they are dependant. Any IRS investigator can come and see
    them up on jacks or stands and know that they are disabled (except weekends.
    Agents don't work weekends, do they?). Can I take them as a tax deduction?
    They both live with me. They would not function without my care and
    attention. I spend more on them than I do my unemancipated, college son
    (except for tuition which is a bear!). There must be some kind of test that
    the IRS uses to see if someone qualifies as a dependant. What do you think?


    '64 red (CA:AMPHICR)
    '64 red (CA: I SWIM 2)

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