Cheating on taxes?

While some think it's ok, CPAs remind the public of the very real consequences

A new study by the IRS Oversight Board found that 14 percent of people admitted they thought it was ok to cheat on taxes. While only 8 percent admitted they thought it was ok to cheat “as much as possible” on your taxes, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) reminds these citizens they’re in for a harsh surprise. Although few people undergo a full audit, the IRS almost always gets their due.

PICPA members can inform your audience about

  • What steps they can take to rectify earlier taxes
  • Common penalties for tax fraud
  • Legitimate ways to save money on your taxes

For more information or to schedule an interview with a local CPA, contact Jacqueline Barnard at (267) 675-6255 or jbarnard@picpa.org