Since it’s almost tax day (remember it’s different this year), here’s a timely reminder: don’t use any frivolous arguments to claim that you don’t have to pay income tax.
And don’t forget that just because your frivolous argument hasn’t yet been called out as such by a court or the IRS, that doesn’t mean it’s not frivolous:
This document, including the relevant legal authorities cited, is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of frivolous tax arguments. Merely because a frivolous argument is not included in this document does not mean that it is not frivolous. Taxpayers may not rely on frivolous arguments to avoid or evade federal taxes. The government and courts are not precluded from penalizing taxpayers who raise a frivolous argument not addressed in this document.
That’s one of my all-time favorite disclaimers. It appears on the web page for the IRS’ “The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments,” which you should also read before you buy into any so-called tax consultant’s advice on how to legally avoid paying income tax, like Wesley Snipes did.
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