If you're of a certain turn of mind, you may prefer the government to know as little about you as possible. You refuse to open a bank account. You demand to be paid in cash by your employer. You move every six months to avoid being identified with a single address. Your phone number is completely unlisted. You use sophisticated blocking software on your computer to block your IP address. You've never filed your taxes (or any other official documents) with the government. No one can find you, right?

Think again.

True, your old high school buddies may have trouble tracking you down, and your ex-wife (to whom you owe substantial alimony payments) may have to hire a very talented private detective even to pin down what state in which you live. But, unless you live completely “off the grid”—no electricity, no running water, no telephone, no internet, and you hunt your own game in the woods and roast it in your nondescript cabin—the government can find you, given enough effort. 

Usually, though, not much effort is required on the part of the Feds.

Many people have a mistaken faith in their own anonymity, believing they are sufficiently “below the radar” by dint of not having a cell-phone number, so that the IRS can't possibly track them down. This is more fantasy than reality, and it may wind up costing you some very severe penalties for failure to file your taxes.

Do you need answers to your tax questions? Call the Oklahoma tax experts at the law firm of Travis W. Watkins, PC (800-721-7054) to learn more today!

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