The only thing more fun than learning about tax law is being quizzed on it! Don't worry -- incorrect or incomplete answers on the following quiz won't result in an audit.
Leona Helmsley proclaimed that only the little people pay taxes. In order, the other quotes are from Winston Churchill, Mark Twain and Albert Einstein.
Defaulting on a debt isn't illegal, but because the law requires drivers to have car insurance, failure to pay is more than defaulting on a debt -- it's breaking the law.
Heidi Fleiss, the Hollywood Madam, did three years in a federal prison. (Martha Stewart went to jail for financial dealings unrelated to taxes.)
In 2009, the IRS presented Nicolas Cage with a bill for $6.2 million -- the tax owed on his fees for the movies Ghost Rider and Grindhouse.
Capone collected a number of petty-crime convictions before eventually getting 11 years for tax evasion. He was never convicted of racketeering or murder.
Ninety percent -- the IRS doesn't prosecute EVERY case of tax evasion, but when they do, they prosecute to win.
Capone served 7.5 years for tax evasion and never returned to prominence.
Among this list of industry giants, Bill Gates is the only one who's stayed completely on the good side of the taxman.
Helmsley made sure her maltese, Trouble, was well provided for (despite the dog frequently biting the help). The grandchildren? Not so much.
When plans for a male-prostitute brothel called "Heidi Fleiss's Stud Farm" fell through, Fleiss turned instead to a laundromat she called "Dirty Laundry."
Though a judge ordered her to pay $220,000 in back taxes on her Manhattan home, her only "conviction" was for lying to investigators in her case of alleged insider trading.
While O.J. lost houses and cars, he'd borrowed heavily against them, stashing the money in pensions and shelters where creditors couldn't touch it.
Stewart was in trouble once with the IRS and once with the FTC. They others went extra innings.
It was Willie Nelson, who also said, "I'm a country songwriter and we write cry-in-your-beer songs. Something that you can slow dance to."
In 1960 MLK was accused of failing to file Alabama tax returns but was acquitted (by an all-white jury).
After a $500,000 fine and pricey court fees, bad boy Becker bailed for tax-haven Switzerland.