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17th Mar '17 1:43:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''; Snoopy doesn't have to pay taxes, but in [[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1970/01/04 this Sunday strip]], he has to fill out an annual form that's just as much a headache to him as a 401K is, used to parody such forms.
9th Mar '17 2:42:47 PM nighttrainfm
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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Spike (a vampire who has committed hundreds of murders in the past) is still miffed about that time the Immortal got him arrested for tax evasion.

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Spike (a vampire who has committed hundreds of murders in the past) is still miffed about that time the Immortal got him [[UndeadTaxExemption arrested for tax evasion.]]
25th Feb '17 2:55:11 AM Psychadelico
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* From ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'': "Sure, but if we find the money, we still have to report the taxes. Otherwise its like stealing from the government!... Everybody has to pay taxes. Even businessmen, who lie and cheat and steal every day, even they have to pay taxes!"
18th Feb '17 5:37:53 PM rva98014
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* In ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' an uncooperative Nick Wilde proudly boasts that every single scam he pulls is completely legal, refuses to help Officer Judy Hopps in an ongoing investigation that he's partially involved in, and tells her to take a hike. Her response? [[CaughtOnTape She'd recorded him gloating about all the undeclared income he's made in his life]], and compares it with his tax records ($0 declared income over twenty years). [[OhCrap It's the]] ''[[OhCrap one]]'' [[OhCrap thing that instantly breaks through his cocky demeanor.]]

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* In The world of ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'' an uncooperative Nick Wilde proudly boasts that every single scam he pulls is completely legal, refuses seems to help Officer Judy Hopps have a version of the IRS, as seen in an ongoing investigation that he's partially involved in, and tells her to take a hike. Her response? [[CaughtOnTape She'd recorded Nick's terrified reaction when she arrests him gloating about all the undeclared income he's made in his life]], and compares it with his tax records ($0 declared income over twenty years). for Felony Tax Evasion. [[OhCrap It's the]] ''[[OhCrap one]]'' [[OhCrap thing that It instantly breaks through his cocky demeanor.]]
7th Feb '17 5:05:02 PM Kalaong
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** The Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA) fills this role for the Ferengi. The FCA is so powerful in their hyper-capitalist society that it borders on being StateSec, having the influence to depose the Grand Nagus and Liquidator Brunt hounded Quark for years to make his life miserable. Creator/JeffreyCombs said that he played Brunt as being "the IRS man from Hell."

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** The Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA) fills this role for the Ferengi. The FCA is so powerful in their hyper-capitalist society that it borders on being StateSec, having the influence to depose the Grand Nagus and Liquidator Brunt hounded Quark for years to make his life miserable. Creator/JeffreyCombs said that he played Brunt as being "the IRS man from Hell."Hell" - like being played by [[Film/ReAnimator Jeffrey]] [[Film/TheFrighteners Combs]] wasn't evil ''enough.''
27th Jan '17 5:08:13 PM tracer
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* In ''Film/Apollo13'', during the astronauts' broadcast from deep space, pilot Jack Swigert casually mentions that he forgot to file his taxes before the April 15th deadline. Sy Liebergott comments, "That's no joke, they'll jump on him!". (Later in the film, well into the in-flight emeergency, they tell him he got an extension to file his taxes because he was "most definitely out of the country.")
7th Jan '17 2:20:26 PM Vir
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See also ForensicAccounting, a common tool used by the Intimidating Revenue Service. AuditThreat is when the characters threaten to call the IntimidatingRevenueService or their friend who works there. TaxmanTakesTheWinnings is when you win a big sum of money only for the IRS to take its very large chunk - no intimidation is necessary there.

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See also ForensicAccounting, a common tool used by the Intimidating Revenue Service. AuditThreat is when the characters threaten to call the IntimidatingRevenueService Intimidating Revenue Service or their friend who works there. TaxmanTakesTheWinnings is when you win a big sum of money only for the IRS to take its very large chunk - no intimidation is necessary there.
14th Dec '16 4:14:38 PM MBI
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* ''Film/SayAnything'' has a dinner interrupted briefly by an innocuous visit from the IRS. Things gradually snowball from there until Mr. Court is reduced to terrifiedly cowering in the bathtub.
28th Nov '16 10:50:36 AM Kalaong
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* The IRS is a central ''threat'' in the second story arc of ''Largo Winch''; the titular character has just ducked and swerved through an international criminal conspiracy - which has killed over a dozen people as collateral damage - in order to claim his $10 ''billion'' inheritance. He barely has a chance to catch his breath and patch his wounds when the taxman shows up to [[TaxmanTakesTheWinnings claim ten percent of it]]. Things go into high gear when the taxman produces obviously stolen documents, smugly says that he received them from a "[[BlatantLies concerned citizen eager to help his country's treasury]]" and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem the IRS isn't subject to rules of evidence]] anyway, then seizes critical assets during a hostile takeover, threatening the entire company with bankruptcy. Over the course of the arc Largo discovers ''another'' criminal conspiracy to place dozens of Fortune 500 companies under the control of foreign interests, with the ultimate goal of engineering a stock market crash. Turns out there's ''one'' man who the taxman can't intimidate - the President of the United States, who unfreezes Largo's assets in time to shut down the conspiracy.

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* The IRS is a central ''threat'' in the second story arc of ''Largo Winch''; the titular character has just ducked and swerved through an international criminal conspiracy - which has killed over a dozen people as collateral damage - in order to claim his $10 ''billion'' inheritance. He barely has a chance to catch his breath and patch his wounds when the taxman shows up to [[TaxmanTakesTheWinnings claim ten percent of it]]. Things go into high gear when the taxman produces obviously stolen documents, smugly says that he received them from a "[[BlatantLies concerned citizen eager to help his country's treasury]]" and [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem the IRS isn't subject to rules of evidence]] anyway, then seizes critical assets during a hostile takeover, threatening the entire company with bankruptcy. Over the course of the arc Largo discovers ''another'' criminal conspiracy to place dozens of Fortune 500 companies under the control of foreign interests, with the ultimate goal of engineering a stock market crash. crash - they're the ones who gave the IRS the documents, enabling them to seize those assets, meaning the IRS unknowingly but willfully participated in ''high treason.'' Turns out there's ''one'' man who the taxman can't intimidate - the President of the United States, who unfreezes orders Largo's assets un-frozen in time to shut down the conspiracy.
28th Nov '16 10:46:40 AM Kalaong
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* The IRS is the ultimate antagonist in the first book of Creator/NancyKress' ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'' trilogy; as the "[[{{Transhuman}} Sleepless]]" are smarter than the smartest human and can work twice as many hours, this puts them in a superhuman ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_bracket tax bracket]]'' - whichever government holds their citizenship can claim a staggering '''92%''' of their income.

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* The IRS is the ultimate antagonist BigBad in the first book of Creator/NancyKress' ''Literature/BeggarsInSpain'' trilogy; as the "[[{{Transhuman}} Sleepless]]" are smarter than the smartest human and can work twice as many hours, this puts them in a superhuman ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_bracket tax bracket]]'' - whichever government holds their citizenship can claim a staggering '''92%''' of their income.
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