The IRS is not interested in ruining lives and taking away everything from taxpayers who have simply made mistakes on their taxes. Their goal is to work out a tax resolution with taxpayers that owe money. But when taxpayers try to purposefully avoid paying taxes and cheat the government, the IRS will come after them with severe penalties. Examples of this run the spectrum from well known celebrities such as Wesley Snipes to average U. S. citizens. The following is but one example of a citizen who is suffering greatly for attempting to avoid his tax obligations. A former grant writer for the city of Davie, Florida, faces a large fine and prison time after pleading guilty to tax evasion. According to court records, Richard Rubin of Southwest Ranches, Florida (husband to Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin) filed a joint federal income tax return with his spouse.On that return, Rubin failed to report the real estate commission he received from the sale of a property in Hollywood, Florida. In January 2005 the sales commission of the condominium was paid to another real estate broker who funneled the entire commission of $102,000 to Rubin. Because of this, Rubin now faces a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison. There is no tax resolution option that can help him at this point since he purposefully tried to evade the taxes on his commission.If you have difficulty paying taxes and want help getting a tax resolution, our team of professionals can help you! If you owe back taxes or need help filing a delinquent tax return you need tax resolution experts on your side. US Tax Shield offers affordable solutions to businesses and individuals who are faced with tax problems. Call us today.