Thinking of Lying On Your Tax Returns? Think Again

Thinking of Lying On Your Tax Returns? Think Again

If you haven’t figured it out yet, tax season is here. In fact, it is drawing to a close. Tax returns are due by April 17th. If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you better hurry. The last thing you want to do is mess up your taxes and wind up in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Luckily, most people are able to file their taxes without incident.

One thing that will definitely get you noticed in a bad way, is lying on your taxes. Doing this is called tax fraud and it is very illegal. People can lie on their tax returns in several different ways, but the reason is usually always the same. People lie on their returns in order to get more money out of the government.

Tax fraud is defined as “an individual or business willfully and intentionally falsifying information on ta...