This brings up an interesting point of violating intellectual property law in the name of tax law. If you describe a trade secret in the tax documentation and they demand more info to assess it better, you could lose your trade secret. If they demand taxes on the value of the customer list, do you have to turn over the customer list for the audit along with past and present sales figures?
Or the interesting concept of taxing inventions. If you cannot disclose the invention before filing for the patent and you have to pay taxes on the value of the invention, do you lose the ability to patent based on Oklahoma’s tax law?
Like I said, stupid law. Opens the door for all kinds of mischief.
Somewhere along the way people got the idea that other people who worked for the government are trustworthy.... they aren’t. What they think they need / deserve that they aren’t paid they will steal somehow. Give them enough rope and enough power and they will not only steal more the will start to tell you what to do. See a pattern here?
We need to not trust the government and OUR employees there-of, it and they do not deserve it.
We also need to vastly restrict the powers of the government and OUR employees there. They once worked for us, now we work for them. Happy about that?