Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to investigate a postulated tightening of privacy laws on the capacity of taxation authorities to verify taxation data. Design/methodology/approach ‐ This paper is humorous fiction. Findings ‐ The taxation
authorities must continue to update the methodologies to keep abreast of business developments ‐ both legal and technological. Research limitations/implications ‐ Complexity in legislation can lead to unintended effects. Originality/value ‐ The paper is speculative
fiction that reflects on a possible scenario in a manner that will promote discussion.