When it comes to filing your taxes, pulling out a list of excuses will do just about nothing to help you dodge the task. Sure, Uncle Sam may be a fictitious character used to personify the U.S. and its government, but just because he’s not real doesn’t mean taxes aren’t. Obviously.
And even though you take great pride in being a citizen of your hip hometown of Portland, Ore., and dispute any correlation to the country as a whole, you are, indeed, still a U.S. citizen by law. So don’t try that card, either.
In fact, after years and years of hearing -- and enduring -- frivolous tax excuses from individuals hoping for an easy (and less expensive) way out, the Internal Revenue Service set out to separate fact from fiction
. Take a look at these 10 common excuses the IRS receives, and find out what the agency really thinks of such drivel.