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September 06, 2008

A man from Marion, Iowa claims he lives in Heaven. The Department of Justice has a different view. From the Des Moines Register:

A Marion man, who allegedly claims to be a citizen of heaven rather than a U.S. Citizen, has been charged in federal court in Cedar Rapids with making a false claim on his taxes.

Richard Lee Mellor, 53, has been indicted on a charge alleging that he sent a tax return to the Internal Revenue Service claiming a refund of about $240,000.

Anybody who goes to the movies knows the problem with Mr. Mellor's claim.

When it comes to trying to get your taxes back from the government, this indictment is a pretty good argument against the "sure it's nuts, but it's worth a try" approach.

Link: Copy of indictment

UPDATE, 9/8/08: The TaxProf has more.

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