Most people are smart enough to simply pay their taxes. Even if they get behind, again, most individuals will work with the authorities to get caught up as soon as possible. Common sense, right? Well apparently it’s not for some people.
In response, various tax agencies around the US are working the social media angle to get a better handle on those folks who might not be keeping up on what they are owing. Even more directly, some tax collectors are seeking out those who are simply evading altogether.
It seems that, according to this article, the biggest win for tax collectors is proving to be Facebook. Lucky for them, those who choose not to play by the rules are also not smart enough not to share every detail of their life over social media. Remember, folks, it’s not just about being careful with what you share on social media sites. It’s also important to be aware of your local tax status as well as your federal one.