Tax Day is always an unpleasant experience. Even if you get the government to pay back the interest-free loan you might have given them (sometimes called a “tax refund”), it probably takes, at best, a few hours of time that you would rather spend doing anything else. Of course, taxpayers file and pay their taxes anyway, because they know failure to do so means fines, penalties, and possibly even jail. But they might not know that in certain states, it could mean having their personal information included in public “shame lists.”
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