Richard Hatch had quickly discovered the rules and best strategy in winning the first season of Survivior. His idea was to divide and conquer while keeping his perfidity honest, everyone knew he was a snake, so no one felt deeply betrayed.
Being obvious with one's plotting doesn't really cut the muster when it comes to the IRS. Those guys have no sense of humor. Especially when you back file, leaving out the small matter of $1,331,139. Evidently, the computers don't forget the previous returns when they get a new one filed. That must have been one sum to large to ignore.