Whats My Line?

BY ROBERT LESTER PORTER

Although some of these jobs still exist, most CPAs are not likely to see these titles on form 1040. Can you identify them?

1. Mercer
2. Collier
3. Cutler
4. Draper
5. Costermonger

Robert Lester Porter, CPA

1. A dealer in textile fabrics.
2. A coal miner, one who works in a colliery.
3. One who makes, deals in or repairs cutlery.
4. A dealer in cloth or clothing.
5. One who sells from a wheelbarrow in the street; for example, fishmonger.

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