You go to fine them, theyll pull out a couple a raggedy singles from the pocket of their jeans.
Truer than you know, because I work in finance I usually end up helping family and friends do their taxes during tax season. A friend of mine asked if I would help his twenty-something daughter and son-in-law. When they came over, it was obvious that they were the low-information Obama voter type, who didn't care about anything to do with money or taxes except how big a refund they were getting. Well as it turns out, they made slightly too much and had nothing withheld so they ended up owing money. As soon as I told them, they got up and said "forget it then, just throw it away." When I patiently tried to explain that they law said they had to file, they looked at me like I was crazy and said "Why in the world would we file if it means we have to PAY money?!?"
The IRS doesn’t usually bother with people like that until they start making real money.
Then they do an ex-post-facto ten-year extraction, with fines and penalties.
But as a tax guy, you probably know that.
Ok, that’s just scary. Did you tell them about things like an IRS audit, fines, jails, etc??? Did they have any kind of reaction to the words “audit” and so forth? I get tired of people who are just this dumb that they think they can blow off paying their own bills. I remember sitting down with my father and learning how to do my own tax forms, after I graduated college....and I NEVER thought about NOT paying whatever I owed.
LOL!! That's a funny story!