Avoid these famous tax flubs

These Obama nominees proved it's all too easy to get in trouble over taxes. Here's how to avoid the same fate.

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Tom Daschle
Tom Daschle
Position: Health and Human Services Secretary

Status: Nomination withdrawn

What he did: Didn't pay taxes on his use of a car and driver (which he got for free).

Might happen if: you get a lot of corporate perks.

How to avoid it: The tax liability on business gifts is a bit of a gray area, but if the perk is for personal use, you may own some taxes on it.
NEXT: Tim Geithner
Last updated April 08 2009: 5:39 PM ET
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