Charitable Giving (Sometimes) Trumps Giving it to the Government

[T]he marginal social benefit of each dollar given to the government is much less than the marginal social benefit of a dollar given to any of a variety of extremely effective private charities.  In this case it is not wrong to evade one’s taxes to send the money to charity; indeed, doing so is praiseworthy.

Michael Huemer The Problem of Political Authority

HT: Cafe Hayek

PLUS THIS:  It’s not tax evasion if what you’re doing is written into the tax code.  Otherwise your 401(k), your mortgage deduction, your Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and your student loan interest deductions would all be considered tax evasion.