Ironically, the tax rules related to net operating losses and the ability to carry them forward…
Publius Americanus

Yes, it is legal, but it isn’t remotely fair.

So last year I valued my “brand” at millions of dollars, billions, even. I did this because I had some other form of tax dodge to prevent paying out actual tax money. Then the next year, I don’t pay any tax on spite of profits, because my “brand” I now value at a tiny fraction of what I did previously, causing a huge net loss.

I then play around with those values until, lo, an entire decade has passed without losing — sorry, paying — tax.

As for audits, unless someone publishes some proof of his audit, I’ll assume he’s lying about that too.

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