Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Ottoman refugee special interest group strikes in California

Ottoman Turkish Empire settlement payments. If you received settlement payments as a person persecuted by the regime that was in control of the Ottoman Turkish Empire from 1915 until 1923 your gross income does not include those excludable settlement payments, or interest, received by you, your heirs, or your estate for payments received on or after January 1, 2005. If you reported settlement payments on line 21, column A, enter the amount of settlement payments in column B.
--An actual paragraph in the California income tax form, Schedule CA (540). See other bizarre state tax provisos here. HT: Marginal Revolution.

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