If you own your own business (or are an individual consultant setting up their own business) you can implement this method to pay less in taxes. First and foremost check my other thread to find out all the things you can write off on your tax expenses. Then pay your self a horrible salary and take the money out of the business as a profit dividend. In most regions of the world you pay a lot less on a profit dividend than you do a wage. In fact some places you'll pay almost 20% less tax on the income plus the rebate from your tax write off. By taking out the dividend and writing off the proper deductions you might manage to pay little to no tax on your income while being by the books. Of course always check with a certified accountant (of which I am not) and remember that I am not liable for action taken on this advice.