3 Good Reasons to Pay Your Taxes

Unless you are a rare type of person, you probably don’t enjoy paying your taxes. They can be intimidating and confusing, and there’s nothing pleasant about watching your money disappear into the abyss of government spending. All of that being said, you really should pay your taxes for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at three of them.

A Few Facts About Taxation

  1. It’s the government’s constitutional right to tax you.

Section 8, article 1 of the United States Constitution begins, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes… to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.” Whatever you opinions are on your local, state, and federal governments, the document that serves as the foundation of American law and government has their backs on this one.

  1. Taxes are the government’s main source of revenue.

The United States government cannot access the revenue sources available to other sectors of the economy, so it relies on taxation as its main source. Taxes are used to fund public education, build infrastructure, maintain an active military, provide salaries for government employees, enforce the law, and more. We may not like them, but taxes are necessary to keep up with our standard of living in today’s society.

  1. Voluntary Compliance does not mean paying is voluntary.  

Many have mistaken the phrase “voluntary compliance” to mean that paying taxes is voluntary, meaning one can choose not to pay if one feels so inclined. What this language actually refers to is not the payment of taxes but the method you use to pay. In other words, you can’t decide whether or not to pay, but you are expected to properly calculate what you owe and pay that amount. The “voluntary” part simply refers to the fact that the IRS itself is not responsible for calculating what you owe.  

The Newark Law Firm You Can Trust

Have you made the mistake of not paying your taxes? Are you being investigated for tax evasion or another type of tax fraud in Newark? The reality is that mistakes do happen. It’s also true, of course, that the IRS is notorious for coming after the people who aren’t paying their taxes. That’s why if you’re in that situation, our advice is to seek out a lawyer as soon as possible.

Fortunately, at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot, we have plenty of experience in helping people who have found themselves in situations just like the one you’re in. No matter what you’re up against, you can count on us to provide a tenacious defense.

Contact the experienced tax fraud lawyers at the law firm of Robert J. DeGroot!