We have a winner! Jim and Mike both guessed – at the same time – that Capone’s preferred nickname was Snorky. You both get mugs! Keep watching for our next question.

It’s tax season! Okay, it’s a weird tax season, but still tax season. And that means tax trivia!

Our tax trivia question is:

Infamous tax evader Al Capone is best known today as Scarface, but he actually hated the nickname. His close friends called him something else, as a nod to his sense of style. What was his preferred nickname?

What’s your guess? You must leave your answer in the comments below. 

The first correct answer wins a Taxgirl coffee mug.

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Kelly Erb is a tax attorney, tax writer and podcaster.


  1. Capone was dubbed Scarface by the press, a nickname he intensely disliked. Criminal associates referred to the mob boss as the Big Fellow, while friends knew him as Snorky, a slang term that meant spiffy.

  2. He had several. Scarface, Big Al, Big Boy, Public Enemy No. 1 and Snorky And his occupations were Gangster, Bootlegger, Racketeer Boss of the Chicago Outfit and the St. Valentine Massacre . I watched a special on his a short time ago.

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