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How Tax Evasion Works

By: Dave Roos

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Author's Note: How Tax Evasion Works

I have a healthy fear of the IRS, and writing this article did little to change that. Even though I make a very modest income, I don't mess around with my 1040. You might even say that I'm a little too cautious. For example, I spend way too much time with a tape measure and a calculator trying to figure out the exact percentage of my guest room that is occupied by my home office. Does the IRS really care about the difference between 15 square feet and 18 square feet? I'm not about to risk a felony conviction to find out. The good news about researching an article about tax evasion is that it's clear that the feds only go after the big fish. Still, the less attention this guppy gets from the IRS, the better.

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