The fact is, you don’t have to be scared of the IRS. Americans have every right --- some would say a duty---to pay as little tax as legally possible. Speaking for the Supreme Court, Justice George Sutherland wrote:
The Legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted.
(Gregory v. Helvering, 293 U.S. 465; 55 S. Ct. 266; 79 L. E.d. 596)
“The reason most people pay too much in taxes is not necessarily lack of effort or fear of the IRS but lack of knowledge. They have never had someone explain to them in simple terms how the tax system works and what they can do to keep more---much more---of their hard-earned money!”