Strident anti-tax arguments have increasingly gained a hearing in the U.S. in recent years. Political scientists make careers out of the tracing the roots of this. From Ayn Rand’s influential novel “Atlas Shrugged” to more recent Tea Party protests, the issue of excessive and arguably unjust taxation has been much on people’s minds.
Unfortunately, one by-product of this anti-tax climate is that discredited arguments about the legitimacy of the income tax system can lead otherwise honest taxpayers astray. The result of this, in some cases, can be tax fraud charges.
In this post, we will look at an example of this involving a former professional football player who now lives in Texas.