What Is Tax Evasion?

Tax evasion is the deliberate failure to pay taxes.  Sometimes tax evasion is done by claiming a reduction or elimination of a tax liability.  It is not necessary for the conduct to be underhanded or deceitful, it just must be willful. 

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