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Crypto Shill John McAfee: I Haven’t Filed a Tax Return in 8 Years

Crypto bull John McAfee declared war to the US Internal Revenue Service, and challenged the office to come after him for tax evasion.

McAfee, 73, admitted in a stunning tweet storm that he hasn’t filed a tax return form in eight years. Why? He explained:

  1. I’m done making money.
  2. Taxation is illegal.
  3. My net income is negative.
  4. I paid tens of millions already and received Jack Sh*t in services.
  5. I live off of cash from McAfee Inc.

McAfee added,  “Here I am,”  then he claimed that he’s a “prime target for the IRS” before defiantly challenging the agency to pursue him. 

Preceding the Twitter dare was a blistering attack on the tax-collection agency, which McAfee says has gotten too powerful and intimidating.

“It now destroys us,” he lamented.

Recently, McAfee provoked the IRS, saying: “I have prepared my entire life for this battle. We will not be able to shrug off the yoke of this corrupt and insane government without a struggle.”

It’s unclear what McAfee meant as he has a reputation for being eccentric and a history of making bizarre Twitter rants. He says in his tweet: “taxation is theft. It is unconstitutional.”

In June 2018, McAfee a libertarian announced that he planned to run for president in 2020. He later admitted that the announcement was a PR stunt, and that the only platform for his presidential campaign would be to promote crypto.

On February 23rd 2018, Coinbase sent a notice to all affected users on its website:

“Coinbase notified a group of approximately 13,000 customers concerning a summons from the IRS regarding their Coinbase accounts.”

Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos bemoaned his fate on Twitter.

He added: 

My offense is small and won’t do. inferences of conspiracy or foreign collusion, or something, will come. I promise.

 

 

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