But, Catcher, its already against the law. Just because the IRS doesnt get into the bill, they have the right to, and if they would, it could not be written off. really I think your beef is with the IRS and the dishonesty of people in general. i doubt its just the rich doing it. When it comes to taxes and how that money is pissed away by the government, i think many take a few small risks to save a dime here or there.<quoted text>
Business dinner; 50% writeoff. IRS doesn't check the vintage of the wine, the items consumed, the amount of the tip, nothing. It's the regular practice among the wealthy, and they laugh all the way to the bank.
This is the reality. The taxpayer takes the hit.
Rich people do it on a higher scale though, obviously.