Unusual Tax Deduction
The owner of a small New York sandwich deli was being
questioned by an IRS agent about his tax return. He had
reported a net profit of $80,000 for the year.
"Why don't you people leave me alone?" the deli owner said.
"I work like a dog, everyone in my family helps out, the
place is only closed three days a year. And you want to know
how I made $80,000?"
"It's not your income that bothers us," the agent said.
"It's these travel deductions. You listed six trips to
Florida for you and your wife."
"Oh, that," the owner said smiling. "It is a legitimate
business expense because we also deliver."