Ukrainian authorities have reassured citizens that they don’t need to declare captured Russian tanks or any equipment they pick up as personal income.
“Have you captured a Russian tank or armored personnel carrier and are worried about how to declare it? Keep calm and continue to defend the Motherland!” a statement from the Ukrainian National Agency on Corruption Prevention seen by Interfax-Ukraine said.
“There is no need to declare the captured Russian tanks and other equipment, because the cost of this … does not exceed 100 living wages,” or 248,100 Ukrainian hryvnia, the agency said, according to Interfax-Ukraine. The sum equates to about $8,300.
On the agency’s website, a document in Ukrainian dated Monday said the seizure of tanks or equipment would be considered a “manifestation of the unity and cohesion of the Ukrainian people in the fight against invaders” and would not be taxable.
You know that if the Chinese ever landed in California and you managed to capture a Type 99 tank the IRS would demand 35% of it’s estimated $2.5 million value.
Then the ATF would kick down your door, arrest you, and shoot your dogs for illegally possessing several unregistered machine guns and destructive devices (the main gun and every explosive round).
For the honor of defending the home land against foreign invasion, you’d be put in prison and your assets seized to pay your fees.