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David Cay JohnstonAs it says in Ecclesiates, there is nothing new under the sun. There are, however, always new stories, and the ones told in The Cheating of America were chosen to make your blood boil. They are the tales of the rich and powerful who granted themselves tax relief and found themselves in battle with the IRS. Their schemes are available to anyone willing to dig through the mountain of paperwork at United States Tax Court and other government offices in search of nuggets of fact.
Through a lot of hard work, the authors and their team expose loopholes big enough for the late Larry Hillbloom to fly his DHL Worldwide Express right through.
While the book focuses on the way the law, and the IRS's budget and rules, are weighted in favor of rich tax evaders, there are also a few stories of big-time losers in the game of moving symbols around a piece of paper to make tax bills vanish.
—The Washington Monthly