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Dallas CPA Ken Sibley has represented his fair share of country preachers over the years, pious seekers who, for the most part, hewed closely to the path of righteousness. Then came one holy man whose travel and entertainment expenses sought the off-road shortcut to tax savings.

"The minister, new to us, wanted to take travel and related costs incurred when the full family traveled the country looking for real estate investment property," Sibley says. "But none was ever found, and none had been purchased for the past several years."

Maybe he was searching for the promised land.


 

 

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