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Jim Jones, The Game, Bizzy Bones

Deducting Making-It-Rain $$$


3/5/2013 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Rapper Jim Jones is figuring out how to deal with Uncle Sam next month, and he's considering deducting expenses on his income tax for making it rain.  Well guess what, in theory he might have a fighting chance of winning.

Jones is not alone.  Bizzy Bone tells TMZ, "I'm giving charity to females who need their light bills paid.  So, of course, that's a write-off.  You write off your kids, don't you?"

The Game tells TMZ ... making it rain "is good for business and promotion that comes with the lifestyle of a rapper.  They bump our music in a strip club, so me giving the girls a little bit of change to shake their ass -- that comes with the business.  Everybody wins."

Daz Dillinger tells us, "Hell yeah.  I'm going to see about getting my taxes fixed as soon as possible."

And Lil' Flip tells TMZ he's actually done it ... deducted making-it-rain expenses from his taxes.

So here's the deal ... There are 2 possible ways a rapper could justify deducting strip club tips as a business expense:

1.  ENTERTAINMENT EXPENSES. These costs could be deducted if the rapper is entertaining a client, customer or employee and the expense is not "lavish or extravagant." So it might be hard for Drake to justify dropping 50K in a club, but another rapper who lets a grand fly would have a much better argument.

2.  ADVERTISING OR PUBLICITY. These expenses could be deducted if they are "reasonable ... and are directly related to [the rapper's] business." Funny thing ... a lot of rappers say making it rain is something they have to do to build their image so people will buy their records, so as crazy as it sounds, they may have a leg to stand on.

But there's another problem -- those pesky receipts. Strippers don't typically take a time-out to pull a receipt out of their G-string.



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That box of money that Drake had in no way could hold $50k worth of $1 bills. It will be amusing if he tries to make a claim to the IRS for that much,

505 days ago


It's called the Debauchery accounting method used by businessmen since the dawn of tax write-offs.

505 days ago


And most of these rappers have been jailed.

505 days ago


Most of these idiots have been criminals at some time or another. Way to glorify their stupidity. This is the most ridiculous story I've ever read on Tmz. Please don't do it again.

505 days ago


Do people get "Street Cred" for filing taxes? That's SOOOOO GANGSTA !!!

505 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

It's 100% a tax right off because he's promoting his dumb as.s self. I know it's hard to believe buts it's true.
Phishie from Philly

505 days ago

Cheryl A.    

It will NEVER work. If you deduct your children that is one thing, if you give money to a NOT FOR PROFIT charitable organization, that is also legal to deduct. These guys are throwing money away to see tits and ass and Uncle Sam is NOT going to let that be deducted from their tax returns.

505 days ago


You ain't from this neighborhood, this is the real H & R block!

505 days ago


A deduction may not be helpful.
Many "rappers" don't pay their taxes anyway.

505 days ago


What is it with rappers and strip clubs? Is that supposed to be cool? Just makes their trip to the poor house all the more quicker. Dumbazz's.

505 days ago


Something tells me that the strippers are the ones whose going to get pinched in the long run. Uncle Sam might be okay with these fools giving them a years salary in one night but the fact still remains that someone has to pay the taxes on that money. Next time throw a private party. I'm available M-Sun. And I give reciepts. Lol!

505 days ago


When this guy files for bankruptcy and he will. i hope they play this video.

505 days ago

cecil b carter    

If a ceo of a company can claim $19.00 for an orange juice than these rappers should be able to claim this ....

505 days ago


As much as I foam at the mouth about taxes, this scenario actually amuses me. Be sure & Tell John Boehner this is the kind of tax write offs for the rich he and his gang are currently fighting for the ultra rich. Like it or not, some rappers are included simply by the numbers for lavish business deductions Boehner & his crew grow wood for. LMAO!!! Harvey, quick let them know!!!!

505 days ago


Rap is the stupidest genre of music ever created. It's like saying a dj is talented. Making money off other artists' labor is weak. And no, race pimps, it's not prejudiced; people who learn instruments or have a voice are just better than talkers, black or white, who glamorize drugs, crime and themselves. Give me Sam Cooke or Johnny Cash any day over an insecure beat stealer, likely with the overused "Lil'" before their pseudonym.

505 days ago
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