Best Tax Evasion by an Anti-Taxer: The late Ralph Hughes

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You gotta give Ralph Hughes points for consistency. For decades, he pulled strings behind the scenes in Hillsborough County politics to further his anti-tax, anti-impact fee agenda. He died last year, but even from the grave he has proven his anti-tax mettle: we found out this year, according to the IRS, that Hughes and his companies owe $300 million in unpaid taxes. His surviving family members insist the guvmint is wrong and are contesting the assessment.

Right: The late Ralph Hughes multi-tasks by avoiding federal taxes AND having lunch with state Sen. Ronda Storms.

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