Your community is a tax haven when…

  • There are direct flights to Switzerland, Grand Cayman, and Monaco, but no place else.
  • More Wall Street brokerage firms have offices there than on Wall Street itself.
  • Gordon Gekko is mayor.



  • Streets are paved with gold and silver bullion.
  • There is no need for accountants or tax lawyers.
  • 1040 is just a number.
  • The whole darn place is duty-free.
  • There are more private jets and yachts per capita than anywhere else in the world.
  • Monopoly is the favorite game.
  • Money bags exceed grocery bags.
  • The power plant is fueled with cash for there is money to burn.
  • Pinkerton, Brinks, Loomis, and Garda sell armored cars for personal use.



  • The high school team’s logo is the $.
  • Money really does grow on trees.
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