@watson42, some people just can't get their taxes done on time. While I know some people may have fair and legitimate reasons for this, most people I have known who struggled with taxes did so mainly out of laziness. I had a friend in college, for example, whose mother was constantly applying for tax extensions; one year, it was nearly tax-time and she still had not finished filing the previous year's tax returns. This was especially unfortunate because it led to my friend having a lot of difficulty getting adequate financial aid for college. Tax dodgers often do not realize that others are affected by their actions.