“Harvey Silverglate’s new book Three Felonies a Day argues that a combination of vague laws and changing technologies has led the average American to unwittingly break the law daily. That got me to thinking of an analog in the tax world: Most of us, I fear, mess up tax issues every day. No, these mistakes aren’t felonies. But you don’t want to end up next April 15 having logged 365 days of tax mistakes.  Here are three tax rules many of us break almost daily. Respect them, and you’ll reduce the chance of coming to grief with the Internal Revenue Service.”