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21st Aug '16 11:38:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Duckman}}'' once had to deal with the IRS, more specifically a ClintEastwood-esque IRS agent who had a personal grudge against him for his sloppy and incredibly spotty tax filing. Ironically, Duckmans debt wasnt even particularly big, about 27.000 dollars, but the agents treat him like the biggest tax cheat since Al Capone.

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* ''{{Duckman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' once had to deal with the IRS, more specifically a ClintEastwood-esque Creator/ClintEastwood-esque IRS agent who had a personal grudge against him for his sloppy and incredibly spotty tax filing. Ironically, Duckmans Duckman's debt wasnt wasn't even particularly big, about 27.000 dollars, but the agents treat him like the biggest tax cheat since Al Capone.
2nd Aug '16 8:35:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* One ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novel starts with Jim's wife being kidnapped by goons in black suits. Jim immediately goes to his twin sons' boarding school and demands that the principal graduate them immediately. The principal laughs at him and asks why. Jim explains that his diminutive wife can easily handle a dozen dumb {{Mook}}s without breaking a sweat. The only reason she allowed herself to be taken was to give Jim time to act, and he needs his boys to do that. The men who took her work for the planet's tax service. Upon hearing this, the principal immediately signs the twins' graduation forms and wishes Jim good luck. When they ask their father, he explains that the taxmen as the universally hated group on any world. Jim and his wife may be criminals, but they still have to pay taxes like everybody else. Jim and the twins end up breaking into the tax service's archives and destroying their files, thus eliminating any case the taxmen have against them.
27th Jul '16 7:09:12 PM TrollMan
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-->-- '''[[ComicBook/TheJoker]]''', ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56VgsLfKY4 Joker's Millions]]"

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-->-- '''[[ComicBook/TheJoker]]''', '''[[ComicBook/TheJoker The Joker]]''', ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56VgsLfKY4 Joker's Millions]]"
27th Jul '16 7:08:45 PM TrollMan
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-->-- '''The Joker''', ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56VgsLfKY4 Joker's Millions]]"

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-->-- '''The Joker''', '''[[ComicBook/TheJoker]]''', ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G56VgsLfKY4 Joker's Millions]]"
27th Jul '16 2:03:39 AM Eagal
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* Doberman pinschers were bred by a Prussian tax collector; one can guess why.
** Slightly {{subverted}} in that Karl Doberman created his signature breed to protect himself from muggers (since his job required him to go into sketchy areas of town carrying money) rather than to deliberately menace people.

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* Doberman pinschers were bred by a Prussian tax collector; one can guess why.
** Slightly {{subverted}} in that
collector, Karl Doberman created his signature breed Doberman, to protect himself from muggers (since his job required him to go into sketchy areas of town carrying money) rather than to deliberately menace people.money).
20th Jul '16 5:44:34 PM DavidDelony
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* This trope is sometimes exploited by scammers, who contact their marks via phone and email, telling them that they owe on their taxes and need to pay up ''now'', or face dire consequences. They're banking that the victim will be afraid of being arrested or whatever and give them access to all kinds of sensitive information. The IRS never contacts people via phone or email; if they need to get in touch with you, they will either (snail) mail you something, or if it's ''really'' serious, someone will show up at your door.

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* This trope is sometimes exploited by scammers, who contact their marks via phone and email, telling them that they owe on their taxes and need to pay up ''now'', or face dire consequences. They're banking that the victim will be afraid of being arrested or whatever and give them access to all kinds of sensitive information.information or might be immigrants from countries where people routinely pay bribes to government officials. The IRS never contacts people via phone or email; if they need to get in touch with you, they will either (snail) mail you something, or if it's ''really'' serious, someone will show up at your door.
17th Jul '16 8:35:55 PM DarkHunter
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** Worth noting that at least two tax collectors are mentioned as being redeemed through {{Jesus}}' teachings. One of them (Matthew) even became an Apostle.

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** Worth noting that at least two tax collectors are mentioned as being redeemed through {{Jesus}}' teachings.teachings, fitting the Christian philosophy that even the worst sinner can reform. One of them (Matthew) even became an Apostle.
30th Jun '16 6:11:34 PM jeez
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** Also shamelessly mocked in its day, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7JGoGlRdI here]].

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** Also shamelessly mocked in its day, such as [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7JGoGlRdI com/watch?v=CZvJzPgIAQI here]].
30th Jun '16 4:48:37 PM jeez
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* As a matter of fact, the (former, as of 2012) German tax service, the GEZ (Gebühreneinzugszentrale) appealed to this trope, to the point of broadcasting a series of [[ParanoiaFuel very provocative]] TV spots ending with: "GEZ - Schon GEZahlt?" (GEZ - Paid up already?).

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* As a matter of fact, the (former, as of 2012) German tax service, the GEZ (Gebühreneinzugszentrale) appealed to this trope, to the point of broadcasting a series of [[ParanoiaFuel very provocative]] TV spots ending with: "GEZ "[=GEZ - Schon GEZahlt?" GEZahlt?=]" (GEZ - Paid up already?).
28th Jun '16 4:01:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "The Man in the Bottle" depicts a couple who thanks to a genie get the chance to have four wishes granted. One of them is to get one million dollars. For a while they're rolling in it, but then an IRS agent shows up and confiscates 90% of it.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Man in the Bottle" depicts a couple who thanks to a genie get the chance to have four wishes granted. One of them is to get one million dollars. For a while they're rolling in it, but then an IRS agent shows up and confiscates 90% of it.
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