According to an IRS survey, one in 25 people believe its okay to cheat as much as possible on their taxes. Granted that’s just 4% of the poeple surveyed, but still- they are cheating up a storm, claiming stuffed animals, punching bags and throw pillows as dependents.
On the integrity sdie of things 87% say its totally unacceptable to cheat on your taxes and actually cite “personal integrity” as the reason. Then there’s the truly honest 40%, who say they are motivated to be honest because they are fearful of an IRS audit.
I’m in that 40 percentile. I’ve been audited. It’s no fun. Since then, I’ve been extremely vigilant and have kept the best records possible. In fact, should another IRS audit come my way, I hope they have room for all the crates of receipts that would accompany me on the audit. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t ever want to do that dance with the government again, but if it happens I’M going to lead this time around.