Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Paying taxes honestly and accurately is a must, so says the state. With tax season upon us, how many of us are confident that we know what we are filing? The US tax code has become such a mess that even former defense secretary is befudled. In a letter to the IRS accompanying his returns, he states that he can't truly vouch for the accuracy of his returns because he can't figure out half of it. He makes a good point - read the whole letter.