Tax evaders can certain be creative when it comes to evading the assessment of tax, or evading the payment of tax, but they often get caught. This was the case for a Utah chiropractor who used a variety of tactics to avoid paying the IRS nearly $350,000 in tax. First, the taxpayer, Louis Hansen, issued a check drawn on a closed bank account. He tried this again on another closed bank account. Ultimately, he wrote 11 checks totaling $425,000 which he had delivered to at least six different IRS offices, attempting to confuse the IRS regarding his payment. Hansen faces up to five years in prison for tax evasion and another three years in prison for corruptly impeding the tax laws.
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