I remember one time in the 70s I owed the IRS about two-hundred dollars. I decided that kind of money was much better spent on drugs and booze than taxes. After three or four years I think I parlayed that two-hundred-bucks owed into about five-thousand. I did pay the shitheads with money sourced from activities that didn’t have a line on their fancy form.
I got a letter one time saying I owed the feds $45,000. I told my accountant I’d jump off the Newburgh-Beacon bridge before I paid them $45,000 and I was going to be holding his hand on the way down. He fixed it.
The mob and the IRS both have appalling interest rates and penalties. Pro-Tip! The IRS guys have ties, that’s how you tell them apart.