Cost of being human

After receiving a paid invoice… 

Me: This says you deducted 10% from the the price we agreed on for income tax. Do you know my Tax Identification Number? How did you file the amount to the government under my name?

Client: You don’t understand. If you’re a human being, 10% of all money you earn must be deducted from your earnings.

Me: Are you sure that’s how taxes work?

Client: My hands are tied. I’d give you the full amount if you weren’t human…