Tax Cheats: The Most Common Ways People Cheat On Their Taxes

With a weak economy, this filing season has seen an astonishing increase in the amount of people cutting corners on their taxes. In a recent article, CNN stated, “The IRS identified 335,341 tax returns claiming $1.9 billion in fraudulent refunds as of March 4, 2011, according to the findings of an audit conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. That’s a whopping 181% increase from the same period last year.” Let’s look at who is honest, who is pulling tax stunts, and top tax-cheating moves people make, and top-reported reasons people avoid cheating.

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