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January 03, 2011

Witches can't avoid taxman anymore in Romania

Now that the Romanian govt has declared witchcraft to be an official govt recognized "profession", its practicioners are going to have to pony up.

...The move, which went into effect Saturday, is part of the government's drive to crack down on widespread tax evasion in a country that is in recession.

In addition to witches, astrologists, embalmers, valets and driving instructors are now considered by labor law to be working real jobs, making it harder for them to avoid income tax...

For the moment, it appears dowsers, vampires, and witch doctors are still safe from the keen eye of the tax man though.

The Romanian govt has provided a handy
table of nominal service labor values to be
used for tax reporting purposes.
Potion mixing$20/hr
Astral projections$15/incident
Tarot readings$15/incident
One day bad luck curse$10/incident
Persistent lifetime bad luck curse$100/incident
Curses resulting in physical harm$200/incident
Transformations into a newt$500/incident

The US Congress House Ways and Means committee recently formed an exploratory sub-committee to research these new and exciting Romanian revenue enhancement strategies to see if they can be applied in the USA.

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