October 17, 2018

Fortune Tellers

CPA Reminds Tax Clients ‘We’re Not Fortune Tellers and Wizards’

It seems that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is making New York CPAs’ jobs more hellish than they already are. From Crain’s New York Business: For New York’s largest accounting firms, the biggest tax overhaul in decades has put significantly more work on their staffers’ plates. But it’s not just New York CPAs who […]

Just So You’re Aware: Romanian Pols Vote Down Witch Tax Due to Curse Risk

That’s what’s being claimed anyway:

Lawmakers Alin Popoviciu and Cristi Dugulescu of the ruling Democratic Liberal Party drafted a law where witches and fortune tellers would have to produce receipts, and would also be held liable for wrong predictions, a measure which was part of the government’s drive to increase revenue.

Romania’s Senate voted down the proposal Tuesday. Popoviciu claimed lawmakers were frightened of being cursed.

It’s unclear if Popoviciu and Dugulescu will try to redraft the law.

Maria Campina, a well-known Romanian witch, told Realitatea TV Thursday it is difficult to tax thousands of fortune tellers and witches partly because of the erratic sums of money they receive.

What’s unclear is how the God-fearing Romanian Tea Partiers feel about the situation since the Devil’s work is clearly being done without any appropriate sin tax.

[via TaxProf and Tax Docket]