Last year, Americans owed $345 billion more than they did in 2007, amounting to almost 14% of federal revenues, according to the IRS.
So, it's not surprising that more than a few celebrities are among the millions who've chosen to avoid paying taxes over the years.
From Al Capone to Wesley Snipes, here's a slideshow of famous tax cheats:
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