Truth in Taxes
Tax Day is coming!!
When Pastor Orville picked up the phone, Special Agent Smith from the IRS was on the line.
"Hello, Pastor Orville?"
"Yes, this is."
"I'm calling to inquire about a member of your congregation, Mr. Leach who is a lawyer. Do you recognize the name?"
"Yes, he is a member of our congregation. How can I be of service?"
"Well, on last year's tax return, the lawyer claimed that he made a sizable tax-deductible contribution to your church? Is it true?"
"Well, I'll have to have my bookkeeper verify this information for you. How much did Mr. Leach say he contributed?"
"Twenty five thousand dollars," answered Agent Smith. "Can you tell me if that's true?"
There is a long pause. "I'll tell you what," replied Pastor Orville,
"Call back tomorrow. I'm sure it will be."
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