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May 2006

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Pyramid Scheme Costs Deductions

Lang Her operated an insurance business as a sole proprietor when he became involved with Renaissance, The Tax People. The court noted that Renaissance was an illegal pyramid scheme permanently enjoined in 2001 from conducting business and selling its one product, the “Tax Advantage System” or “The Tax Relief System.” The court described this product as a fraudulent “home-based” business package designed to promote tax deductions of personal expenses through misleading representations regarding tax-return preparation, tax advice, and alleged audit ... Log in to view full article.

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