As a person with libertarian inclinations, I do see taxation as the forceful act, performed by a state, of appropriating the fruits of a citizen's labor. In short, due to its mandatory nature, I perceive it as theft and extortion, especially when the money is spent on things I disagree with. As we approach the end of another fiscal year here in North America, it is easy to get upset at the amount of money our governments force us to turn over.
However, it is the law. And in our dealings with the state, we must always obey the law. Even if we disagree with the law, it is our obligation as citizens to abide by it. So I implore my readers to be honest in their tax filings. Please understand this does not mean that I agree with current tax policies. What I suggest is a perfectly legal form of protest: at the next elections, vote for candidates who vow to cut taxes and cut spending all the while balancing the budget, and NEVER re-elect a candidate who did not abide by that promise.
I am not against all taxes, as there are things I am indeed willing to pay for. But when too much of my tax dollars are being foolishly wasted, I make note of my elected representatives' voting records, and I keep it in mind at the ballot box.
But whatever you do, pay your taxes. Auditors do not have a sense of humor.