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Carla at the Off-Planet Tax Return Helpline

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"This is Carla at the Off-Planet Tax Return helpline, how can I help you?"

"We are collective. We file jointly or separately?"

"How many US citizens do you have in your collective?"

"Three hundred fifty-two of us are citizens, yes. Bob is not."

"Are you married, as defined by US law?"

"We are three hundred fifty-two conscious entities melded into one harmonious being for over five thousand years, and also Bob. This is marriage?"

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