The IRS wants you to keep better track of the felonies you commit against them ,,, a breech of the fith amendment against self incrimination ,,, right ??? This is halarious .
The burden of proof should always be the responsibility of the accuser I thought .
No, the IRS will build its case against you without needing you to incriminate yourself . . . this is simply the IRS’ way of warning you that, if you plan on doing something it thinks is shady, be prepared to defend yourself.
Some pencil pusher with a droll sense of humor must have made that change in the list of rules. Nobody’s yet spelled out any legal definition of “fraudulent” in this context, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it means something like an understatement of taxable income that the IRS believes was not an inadvertent mistake. Then, even if it’s been decades, the IRS can have you hauled into court to prove you did your tax return correctly after all, or at least that the incorrect return was an inadvertent mistake.
I keep returns and documentation all the way back to when I first filed them.