If you really hate paying taxes it might be time to move to Mexico and become an artist. Artists in Mexico can participate in a unique program called “Pago en Especie” (“Payment in Kind”) where they are permitted to pay federal income tax with their own artwork. The program began in 1957 and has grown to include over 7,000 paintings, sculptures and graphic art in a public collection from well-known artists across Mexico. It’s said that the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros proposed the idea to the secretariat of finance in order to keep his fellow artist friend out of jail for tax evasion. He asked that his friend be allowed to pay his taxes with art instead. Today, about 700 registered Mexican artists pay their income taxes with literal works of art every year as part of the “Pago en Especie” program.