Philadelphian Takes Selfies to Prove Local Residency to IRS

Instagram account documents local architect’s attempt to show the IRS he spends more time in Philadelphia than in New York.

There’s a story at Mashable by Brian Koerber today with a fun tale about Andrew Jarvis. Jarvis is an architect at EwingCole who splits his time between the firm’s offices in New York City and Philadelphia.

Koerber reports Jarvis began to rent an apartment in New York City due to the long commute. (Geeze! That’s expensive. Why not Jersey City or Northeast Pennsylvania?) He realized he needed to spend fewer than 182 days a year living in New York or else he’d have to pay NYC taxes.

So, to prove to the IRS he lives in Philadelphia most of the time, he began taking dated self-timer shots with a camera — holding a copy of the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer to prove it.




His daughter, Anne, recently started an Instagram account documenting his work. After the jump, a selection of the best.

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    Since when is someone taking a picture of you a selfie or does he have telekinesis? The fact that the word selfie is used just annoys me .