Tax Day

Today's the day!  You're either headed to the mailbox/electronically submitted your 1040EZ or itemized tax return, filed an extension or you're going underground! Not going to file this year huh? Well, you'll join famous tax cheats in history. 

Mob bosses Al Capone and John Gotti were busted for tax evasion, 'ol Willie "I smoked my return" Nelson...he had to sell his stuff to square-up with the IRS. Wesly Snipes is doing three years in a medium security prison for taking a 5 year vacation from paying taxes…(I think he gets out in 2013, he could be out now for all I know) The now dead "queen of mean" Leona Helmsley who famously said, "Only the little people pay taxes" did 4 years. Legendary comedian Richard Pryor did 10 days in the gray bar hotel.  He told the judge when asked why he didn't pay his taxes, "you know…I forgot!"  The Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss convicted in 1997 for money owed for pimpin' ho's.  Randy Quaid's picture is in the 1969 Bellaire High School yearbook and that monkey on his back is the IRS trying to collect 1.16 million!  Maybe he paid it...  OJ, nuff said.  30 Rock's Alec Baldwin has a stalker and so does his brother Stephen Baldwin…his name is "Uncle Sam" trying to collect nearly $2 million in back taxes.

If you don't pay, it doesn't make you a bad person, heck even Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner failed to pay 34 grand in taxes between 2001 and 2004, and Tom Daschle who had to withdraw from President Obama’s cabinet after news surfaced that he owed $128,000 in unpaid taxes.

It does suck filing, if you're not getting a refund, but if you don't…eventually and when you least expect it the agents with badges will find you!