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Is it true that even the most hardcore criminals in the U.S. fear the IRS?

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  • 1 month ago

    It isn't true that MOST people of any description fear any given entity.

  • 1 month ago

    No hardcore criminal fears much at all about the US government. The days of getting caught like Al Capone are pretty much over. They all think they aren't going to get caught. And tax evasion is no longer the 'go to' means by which to catch them. 

  • 1 month ago

    Not if they think they won't get caught.

  • Erik
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    1 month ago

    I doubt it.  Criminals usually don't have the best judgment, and don't think about the consequences.  But intelligent ones at least think about it.

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  • Judy
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    1 month ago

    no..............................................

  • Scott
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    1 month ago

    You bet. Remember it was the IRS that brought down Al Capone.

  • danxp2
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    1 month ago

    No. The FBI handles most banking fraud and money laundering case. The IRS has been so far gutted from multiple ‘IRS Reform Acts” that they can’t do their job. No one since Al Capone has really gone away not for the crimes but for the tax evasions. They did once have this mystique that scares all, but now they are not a lion, they are a pet lap sitting cat.

    If you are not relatively poor and trying to play fast and loose with EITC Or other refundable credits there is very little chance you are going to have any problems with the IRS. File every year, keep them up to date with any changes of address and you should be fine. Those notice to seize assets, if you do ever receive them, will come in   plenty of time to respond to, dispute, pay, or set up a payment plan before anything happens.

  • 1 month ago

    I don't know about fear but if they want to keep their freedom and stay out of jail they would be smart to launder their money carefully (and most do).  Personally I'm glad that the tax people have strong powers.  People think that if they cheat on their taxes that they are cheating the corrupt government and so there is not much wrong with that, when they are actually cheating their fellow citizens.

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