You may have seen the recent news that actor Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion.  Is the lesson to be learned from this a tax compliance lesson?  Partially.  However, there are also larger life lessons to be taken from this.  We all make bad decisions or errors in judgement at one time or another.  It is human nature and it makes life interesting.  The big lesson to learn is to not make subsequent lapses in judgement that make the situation(s) worse.  If you make a face, step forward, address it, and resolve the issue.  It may not be fun and there may be fallout, but in the long term it is the right thing to do and will resolve your issue.  Otherwise, you can end up in a situation like Mr. Snipes.