High profile taxpayers, like sports stars and performers, are the IRS’ way of making an example
There is a substantial difference between how the IRS handles minor tax misdemeanors and high-value cases involving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Every IRS branch has specially trained Revenue Officers who handle high dollar cases separately. They are seasoned investigators with thousands of cases under their belts and have all available resources at their disposal.
It’s their job to probe you from every possible angle:
The agents will even Google you up, check your social media accounts and even stalk your usual joints. They will hunt down and collect every piece of information about you, then, turn it into a weapon against you. High dollar agents will fight for every dollar on your tax bill.
If you ever thought the regular tax auditors were intimidating, these agents are downright scary. By cracking down high dollar cases, the IRS maintains it’s reputation as America’s most feared agency, thus intimidating regular citizens into diligently paying their taxes.