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That said, if my CPA ask me that question:

#1 I would tell my CPA I made no internet purchases this year without paying tax.
#2 I would get a new CPA for next year.

Part of my job as a tax professional and CPA is to make sure my clients are informed about various laws that apply to them. There are way too many laws to tell everyone about everything, so I ask questions to help guide me on what to talk about with clients. This would be one of those potential questions.

Now perhaps you already know about the law and choose to lie to me to get the results you want. If, however, I find out about those lies, I'll probably look for a new client next year.

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