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June 9, 1992 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imagine telling an IRS agent to go to hell. Well, in this Mediterranean taxpayers' heaven, Lebanese tax collectors hear it all the time. Hiding from the Internal Revenue Service? Welcome to the perfect tax haven. No chance they'll catch up with you here. Lebanon's tax collectors estimate that about 75% of the population hasn't paid taxes since the beginning of the civil war in 1975.
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June 9, 1992 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Imagine telling an IRS agent to go to hell. Well, in this Mediterranean taxpayers' heaven, Lebanese tax collectors hear it all the time. Hiding from the Internal Revenue Service? Welcome to the perfect tax haven. No chance they'll catch up with you here. Lebanon's tax collectors estimate that about 75% of the population hasn't paid taxes since the beginning of the civil war in 1975.
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July 18, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
In the darkest hours of Beirut, long after the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks and a rash of kidnapings of Westerners, one American still walked tall in the Lebanese capital. Looming over the Rue Hamra, the city's once glamorous shopping street, was a 30-foot-high billboard of the Marlboro Man.
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November 19, 2007 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
The scarred Mercedes taxi rumbles to a halt. Its flaking paint exposes a layer of rust. It spews a noxious brown exhaust. That it can move at all appears to be a miracle. In most countries, police would have hauled the vehicle away, laid it to rest at a scrap yard on the outskirts and slapped the driver with a stiff fine for dragging such a heap onto the public roadways.
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