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      07-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #133
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My wife's uncle paid over 1 mil. for an ordinary 5-bed house, cash. He did not have to provide his pay stubs to the IRS, what is the point? Granted, he did not show up at the closing in a sweat suit with a bowling bag full of 100's. Are you saying the IRS audited you, which is something different altogether? The only reason the IRS should be auditing you is if you do not have an income where you could realistically come up with whatever 45 or 55k for the car. It's like saying you gave 300k to the United Way, but you work at Best Buy and make 19k per year. Something is not jiving in your story. Maybe there are details that you are leaving out. Paying cash for a car is very commonplace, and there is nothing at all illegal or suspicious about it. My wife bought her 2011 car cash, and it was over 40k. What was interesting, is that when my wife offered to get a cashier's check, the dealer said a personal check is fine and would be easier.
By paid cash do you mean by certified check/personal check or CASH. when most people say they "paid cash" for a car or house 90% of them mean with some type of certified/personal check. When you pay with a certified check or personal check those checks are directly linked to some type of account. With CASH (PAPER DOLLAR BILLS!!) there's no link. The dealership didn't have any problem selling me the car. The IRS just wanted to know where I got the money. With financing you have to provide POI (proof of income/job) so even if you put 10k down and finance the rest the IRS is not really going to care, but they'll still know you put 10k down. The reason I had to provide those document is because the IRS wanted to know if I legally worked for the money. Basically the wanted a trail that would lead to where I got the money.
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I have no kids... That's how. I have now girl friends, just women. Those two things gives you lots of $ for a BMW!
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so... if somebody needs a website, contact me!!! im a pro i still have like 5 more years of payments
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      07-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #136
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My wife's uncle paid over 1 mil. for an ordinary 5-bed house, cash. He did not have to provide his pay stubs to the IRS, what is the point? Granted, he did not show up at the closing in a sweat suit with a bowling bag full of 100's. Are you saying the IRS audited you, which is something different altogether? The only reason the IRS should be auditing you is if you do not have an income where you could realistically come up with whatever 45 or 55k for the car. It's like saying you gave 300k to the United Way, but you work at Best Buy and make 19k per year. Something is not jiving in your story. Maybe there are details that you are leaving out. Paying cash for a car is very commonplace, and there is nothing at all illegal or suspicious about it. My wife bought her 2011 car cash, and it was over 40k. What was interesting, is that when my wife offered to get a cashier's check, the dealer said a personal check is fine and would be easier.
LOL a personal check is NOT the same as cash. When i bought my 335 i traded my s4 and brought the difference in 100's. 16k in hundreds. They insisted i write them a check and deposit the money within 24 hours... Depositing the 16k into the bank doesn't LOOK GOOD, but i did it. This also has to be sent to the IRS. Ever deposit any amount over 10k banks require you to fill out a form that is evaluated by the IRS... This is not auditing. Auditing is if they saw that you deposited this, and cared to look into it, which hey, they always can if they want. Personal check is NOT cash. and FYI people, dealerships hate cash. They want financing, as they make much more money off of it.
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      07-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #137
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Making payments on the majority of the amount, I'm going to assume this is how the vast majority of people afford cars these days.
+1 traded in my 97 540 used that car as my down payment, and knew that my monthly payments would be with in my budget. I have a little less then 4 years till I own it our right now.
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      07-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #138
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      07-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #139
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LOL a personal check is NOT the same as cash. When i bought my 335 i traded my s4 and brought the difference in 100's. 16k in hundreds. They insisted i write them a check and deposit the money within 24 hours... Depositing the 16k into the bank doesn't LOOK GOOD, but i did it. This also has to be sent to the IRS. Ever deposit any amount over 10k banks require you to fill out a form that is evaluated by the IRS... This is not auditing. Auditing is if they saw that you deposited this, and cared to look into it, which hey, they always can if they want. Personal check is NOT cash. and FYI people, dealerships hate cash. They want financing, as they make much more money off of it.
Bingo, totally right! Personal check is not cash to the IRS. But for their protection, I would have thought they'd want a certified check or cashiers check, but they accepted an ordinary personal check (didn't matter to my wife there is no charge for cashiers check with her bank anyway). p.s. the suspicious activity report can be done at anytime for small unusual withdrawals, look at how Eliot Spitzer went down....
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      07-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #140
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      07-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #141
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      07-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #142
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work.

well.. if you can call it that anymore

i worked pretty hard for about two years as a property manager/developer.

now i just own some properties and collect rent. i really only go into the office if our firm is in the middle of some important project. being as we just completed 3 huge projects, it's going to be smooth sailing for a couple months
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      07-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #144
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Hopefully this thread is meant in a "as a matter of fact" type of way. Of those who responded, was the car new, or used? Because no car is an "achievement" per se.

What would be meaningful in reality is if some business owners shared how they created multiple businesses with 1 bil. revenue each, and how they did that with only say 50 or 100 or 200k. Those people don't always share their "secrets." LOL
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Well if you're ever in south texas feel free to stop by... I'm about an hour away from South Padre Island..
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Well if you're ever in south texas feel free to stop by... I'm about an hour away from South Padre Island..
How far is that from Houston
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