Tax Avoidance? Or Tax Evasion? Know the Difference
On June 16, 1931 Al Capone—the notorious gangster at the top of the F.B.I’s ‘Most Wanted’ list—was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for tax evasion. Tax evasion is an ugly phrase that runs hand-in-hand with words such as slimy, crooked, shady, corrupt. Those who purposefully and criminally evade paying their due in taxes are justifiably scorned as unscrupulous cheaters.