Perhaps we should have known this was going to happen. Her book, The Prosperity Principles: Secrets to Developing and Maintaining Generational Wealth, notes that business should be run, “…where everything you can do can be deducted from your reportable income as a business expense.”
Of course, you as readers of this blog know that the above quote is true as long as those deductions relate to necessary and ordinary business expenses. And you do have to include all of your income on your tax return, including income from drug traffickers.
It appears that Tanya Marchiol of Phoenix forgot those minor points. She was accused of not paying tax on $1.4 million of income from 2008 to 2010. Last week, Ms. Marchiol pleaded guilty to three counts of tax evasion. A story in azcentral.com states, “A number of Marchiol’s former employees told authorities she engaged in money laundering for personal profit, according to court documents.” The case began when Ms. Marchiol allegedly took money from drug traffickers to purchase a home in Phoenix but then commingled the funds with proceeds from other clients (professional athletes). This led to the indictment on tax evasion and money laundering charges.
As usual, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. For Ms. Marchiol, she’ll likely have some time at ClubFed to ponder the truth of this.