*originally published on ManMade before they were purchased/merged with Esquire and the content removed.
Nobody likes paying taxes; however, there are steep tax fraud penalties for those who miss payments or report inaccurate information. It is never a good idea to challenge the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) by maliciously withholding money or lying about your income. Audits are common and can expose even the smallest bit of erroneous information. The cons of tax fraud can affect your life for years and cost you a great deal of money. If you would like to challenge your taxes, join a local anti-tax political campaign.