have always advocated obeying the tax laws. I have
declared Online Blackjack Games winnings as income
for many years. There were several years that I even
listed my occupation as "Online Blackjack Games
player" on my 1040.
Here are some
of the advantages I have noticed from being honest
with the IRS. Most important is self respect. Tax
evasion is a felony, and I could not respect myself
if I committed a felony every 15 April. Related to
that is the fact that I do not leave myself open to
coercion. If anyone ever threatens me by saying, "I
am going to tell the IRS all about you," my answer
would be, "Go ahead. You can-not tell them anything
they do not already know."
of paying taxes is that I can spend money openly.
I do not have money that I am trying to hide from
the IRS. Every time I want a new car I go buy one
- and I always write a check to cover the whole amount.
There is no way I could have bought the house I live
in (homes in La Jolla are not cheap) if I had been
hiding my winnings instead of declaring them as income.This
brings up another benefit - I was able to qualify
for a mortgage on my house based on my expected Online
Blackjack Games winnings, but only because I had a
history of Online Blackjack Games winnings on my past
tax forms to show to prospective lenders.
I agree that
the IRS treatment of gambling wins is not fair. I
do not like the IRS sharing in my wins if I win for
the year, but not sharing in my losses if I lose for
the year.I would like to be able to carry gambling
losses over to other years. However, my attitude is
that I can live with the law. I have accepted the
fact that I have a partner - the IRS - who takes a
large part of what I earn. I treat as mine to spend
only the part that the IRS does not take. I pay a
lot of taxes, but I still manage to live comfortably.
philosophers recognize that if we can't understand
the subject to which we have the most access (ourselves),
it's hard to imagine how we can understand subjects
to which we have considerably less access.
same philosophers also understand that we are, all
of us, more alike than we would often care to admit.
If we can understand ourselves, we have a better chance
of understanding others.
tens of thousands of books strive to help us understand
the human condition-some fiction, some not. It should
go without saying that if all those books and authors
haven't settled all the key questions, we're not going
to solve the Mysteries of the Universe in a chapter
here. We can get started, though, and give you some
questions to work on.