I do not know if it is true or not, but years ago a chap told me that he would travel to Hawaii and interview for a job that he had no intention of taking. He then wrote off a good portion of the trip on his taxes.
It sounded too easy to be true.
He could have legally written off the air fair and one day, at least when I was doing taxes it was so. But the rest of his stay would be considered a vacation. Even with the laws as they were in my time, a critical auditor might have tossed it all anyhow.
That makes a lot of sense, especially coming from a guy with your background.
This guy was a WWII former British SAS officer that operated an import business on the San Francisco Peninsula there were a lot of shades of gray with him, so I wouldn't be surprised if he employed a "Better call Saul" type of accountant.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
I bought an 8 month old filly recently to help Shweetie through her empty nesting (I never really understood how much of a real thing that is) and gentling that colt and learning to train it has become her new hobby.
If it were supposed to be easy, they'd have sent my little sister to do it.