Tax Fraud: Using Shallow Arguments to Avoid Taxes

Posted on November 21, 2022

Tax Fraud: Using Shallow Arguments to Avoid Taxes

There are individual voices and there is the country’s law. Collective voices can re-write laws, but an individual cannot break laws. Tax laws must be complied with because, unless they are enforced, it will lead to anarchy.

Many taxpayers try to avoid paying taxes because they do not believe in taxes. Their opinion might be based on certain events in the past or on a theory, but if this opinion does not lead to non-payment of taxes, it is not considered illegal because every citizen has the right to hold their own opinions and to voice them.

When a taxpayer does not pay taxes because of an opinion such as not believing in taxation, the courts will consider it a shallow argument. The court, if it finds that the arguments are groundless and are purposely used to delay a case, it may charge a heavy penalty that can reach up to $25,000.

There may be many anti-tax promoters, but if taxpayers understand the difference between protesting and breaking the law, they will avoid complicating matters with the IRS. Avoiding taxes by using groundless arguments only causes the tax debt amount to increase due to the piling up of penalties and interest. Therefore, taxpayers must challenge the law only if they have a strong basis for a case.

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