Wesley Snipes tax trial

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
January 21, 2008 2:07am CST
In court yesterday prosecutors presented letters Snipes sent to the IRS, insisting the agency was never properly established and didn't prove he had to pay taxes. Snipes gave the government several timelines, then declared himself the winner by default when federal tax agents did not respond. What do you think about this?
4 responses
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
28 Apr 08
I just responded to your other Wesley Snipes discussion. I guess the government did not agree with his victory by default garbage since he has been sentenced to 3 years.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I think that anytime someone decides to test the law, whether it's valid or not, they take a chance at losing. I don't think anyone wants to pay taxes and there are ppl that swear there is no law saying you have to pay them, but if you don't you can bet that the IRS will come after you and you will pay...even if you have to go to jail for it. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@bunmi2501 (467)
• Nigeria
21 Jan 08
He can not declare himself winner like that, FG will always win because he cant stand a chance when they come back to track him down. Maybe he might save some time now but those guys will not let him be. My advise to him is that he should pay what he owes.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
21 Jan 08
You would think that someone of his stature would find a established tax company. I would only go to H.R. Block unless I do it myself. He did give them timelines and they didn't respond so it should be thier loss. I think in the future they will be less people willing to let others do their taxes unless they know for sure it is established. It is really a sad thing that something like this happened. But just because he thinks he won by default because they didn't respond by his timelines mean nothing when it comes to the federal tax agents government. They will do as they please and when they please. I hope this doesn't happen again.