tax evasion

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Unlawful attempt to minimize tax liability through fraudulent techniques to circumvent or frustrate tax laws, such as deliberate under-statement of taxable income or willful non-payment of due taxes. Whereas tax evasion is an offense (punishable by both civil and criminal penalties), tax avoidance is not.

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After many years, the IRS finally was able to arrest and convict the celebrity on multiple counts of tax evasion.
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One way that many rich people find themselves in trouble from the law is by getting caught for tax evasion and having to serve time.
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He worked every week last year, yet he did not file for his income tax. The government can say he is in the act of tax evasion, to keep all the money to himself.
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