Mr Snipes apparently thought the laws didn’t apply to him. He was under the highly mistaken belief that the 16th Amendment, which authorizes income tax, wasn’t passed properly. This is what we call “wrong”. There’s apparently an entire anti-tax movement that exists based around myths about this Amendment.
Here’s the deal on this, kids: pay your taxes. Especially if you’re rich and famous. Pay your taxes. You can make all the cute little arguements you want about how the 16th Amendment is invalid, but it’s not.
PAY YOUR TAXES!