Cheating on your TAXES!!!
The recent New York Times article titled "Filling in the Tax Gap", is an excellent article that goes against the traditional grain of hating the IRS . It says that if you are an honest tax payer you should want the IRS to perform more audits. Most people are deadly afraid of the IRS and the word, "Audit." This should not be the case. The article details a 3 year IRS study. In the study the IRS randomly selected 46,000 tax returns for intensive review. Using this sample the IRS projected that the difference between the amount of taxes paid and the amount that should have been paid was a whopping $346 million. As an honest tax payer this disgusts me. Why should I be paying my fair share of taxes while there are others who are cheating on their returns? The article did convince me, an honest tax payer, that the IRS should do more to catch cheaters, but I am still deeply afraid of anything to do with an audit.