A tax crime is any form of activity aimed at illegally avoiding paying taxes levied by the state on personal income and a range of other financial transactions. Tax crimes are generally met with a severe response by the authorities, and the threat of a personal or organizational audit helps to deter at least some people from being creative with their tax returns. The notorious gangster Al Capone, for example, was convicted on tax crimes when insufficient evidence could be mustered to prosecute him for his numerous other alleged ...

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