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Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by InfinityAI, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. InfinityAI

    InfinityAI Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In the United States...

    Is it illegal to write a book on teaching people how to avoid taxes?

    I'm just using this as an example to a larger concept; I'm not actually writing a book like this, I'm just curious as to the bounds of the law.
     
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    If its about using deductions and loopholes,then it would be considered tax planning(legal) and not tax evasion(illegal).But if its about how to hide money,so you don't have to pay taxes then it would be encouraging tax evasion.
     
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    is it ilegal sell an ebook called "How to steal and murder without being caught"? who knows...
     
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    of course it is legal, you got worse book outa there too and it is legal
     
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    Let's just entertain that it's not a book on evading taxes.

    Let's take it to the extreme; is it illegal to write an eBook called "How to steal, murder, smuggle drugs, and pimp hoes without being caught"?
     
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    Pretty sure, if its just for "educational purposes". What about anarchists cookbook or any of the other books that teach you how to do illegal shit?
     
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    For educational purposes, would "pretty sure" mean legal or illegal?
     
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    No book content can be illegal, there are plenty of published books that describe how to commit illegal acts.
     
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    The murder one could be consider obscene material in some parts of the U.S.,at least in Polk County,FL
     
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    I heard in the United States that if you write a book to teach others commit bad things, it's conspiracy. Can somebody with a legal background confirm this?
     
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    Do any of you guys remember the pedophilia book author? He was sentenced to 2 years of probation for it.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/07/national/main20051960.shtml
     
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    Make sure to mark it as fiction and you'll be fine ;)

    anyways, if you were going to make it into an ebook... I'm not sure I would let the whole public buy it.

    I'd consider having it in a sub section though so it's not visible to so many people.
     
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    Yes BUT only because he sold a copy to a deputy in a certain county. In his state (colorado I think?) and most states and counties it is not illegal; that's how they got him and it took them a long time to figure out that loophole.
     
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    He lived in Colorado and sold a book to a deputy in Florida,over the internet.
     
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    Ya,

    I lived 1 county over in FL at the time and it was big local news. In most all places its gravy just don't sell books about raping children to a cop in a hick county in FL.
     
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    its not illegal there are all kinds of crazy books out there that teach you how to do really bad things.
     
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    No idea, but if you do, send me a copy
     
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    Ofcourse it's legal, do you remember the book on how to be a hit man?

    Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors

    It's legal and people used the book to plan and carry out murders.
     
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    Conspiracy, IMO, takes more than writing a book. It takes actual human planning and interaction to plan something out. Selling a book isn't on that level.

    Free speech laws/protections are pretty strong in the US.