Perspectives On Tax Efficiency
“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.”
–John Maynard Keynes, Economist
Consider the following quote from Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis:
“I live in Alexandria, Virginia. Near the Supreme Court chambers is a toll bridge across the Potomac. When in a rush, I pay the dollar toll and get home early. However, I usually drive outside the downtown section of the city and cross the Potomac on a free bridge.
“This bridge was placed outside the downtown Washington, D.C., area to serve a useful social service, getting drivers to drive the extra mile to help alleviate congestion during rush hour.
“If I went over the toll bridge and through the barrier without paying the toll, I would be committing tax evasion. If, however, I drive the extra mile outside the city of Washington and take the free bridge, I am using a legitimate, logical and suitable method of tax avoidance, and I am performing a useful social service by doing so.
“For my tax evasion, I should be punished.
“For my tax avoidance, I should be commended.
“The tragedy of life is that so few people know that the free bridge even exists.”
ProActive Tax Partners exists to connect you to those who are intimately familiar with the lay of the land, to show you where those “free bridges” are in the tax code and how you might benefit.