1099 for your valentine: How one man redefined 'working girl'
byDec 18th 2008 7:00AM
That should have been her first clue. Later, he reported the money he'd paid her, $10,500 in all, on a 1099-MISC form. Eventually Yang was asked to pay taxes on that $10,500 (and another $40,000 of unreported income that she didn't dispute, did she have other boyfriends for whom she did work, I wonder?), and complained to the tax commissioner that the money from Shih was, in fact, a gift.
Tax court ruled in her favor, though she still owes taxes on the $40,000 not in dispute. There is no evidence of why the two broke up; I'm thinking irreconcilable tax brackets may have been a factor.