From a restaurant owner who hid cash receipts in "seasoned octopus" boxes to a self-proclaimed governor of Alabama who buried gold coins in his yard, here are some of the wildest tax fraud investigations the IRS has undertaken in the past year.
IRS workers protest the government spending cuts that will result in at least five furlough days without pay.
The Internal Revenue Service is under fire for targeting the tea party and other conservative charity groups for extra scrutiny.
"Hey, hey, ho, ho, sequestration has got to go," IRS workers chanted at a rally in downtown Manhattan this week, waving neon-colored signs protesting government spending cuts and impending furloughs.
More than three months after rushing to file their taxes early, some filers still haven't received refunds from the IRS.
Thanks to the government's spending cuts, you may have a smaller chance of being audited this year.