Word of Mouth - Segment
10:33 am
Tue March 27, 2012

The Cow Loophole

When I think of tax evasion or corporate loopholes, I think paper shredders and mumbling accountants huddled over ledgers – not green pastures and high white fences… and yet, for wealthy landowners looking to avoid the brunt of high property taxes through agricultural credits and breaks, all it takes to save millions is a few stray heifers, or a handful of goats.   Pat Garofalo is economic policy editor at Think Progress, and the author a recent op-ed called “Holy Cow: How Senators and Movie Stars Use Livestock to Game the Tax Code."

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