It's not uncommon for people with high incomes to try to find tax strategies that will reduce the amount of taxes they have to pay. After all, nobody wants to pay more in taxes than they have to. And people who earn top salaries often have more motivation to find creative ways to minimize their tax burdens.
However, choosing the wrong way to go about this can lead to some serious tax problems -- especially when there are large amounts of money at stake. Now, several NFL players and other wealthy people are saying that their tax attorney came up with unlawful schemes to help his clients claim millions of dollars in tax credits that were bogus.