Tax Judge Cites Oscar Wilde

Tax Court has invoked the wit of Oscar Wilde in approving 50 percent penalties against a former PepsiCo executive for under-reporting his income. “I am left reminded of what Oscar Wilde wrote in The Decay Of Lying: ‘If a man is sufficiently unimaginative to produce evidence in support of a lie, he might just as well speak the truth at once,’” said Justice Patrick Boyle.

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