It's now or never time for people deciding between trusting there will be any sort of amnesty as part of the IRS' tax amnesty program or betting that between system glitches and the ability to flee the country in time, they can avoid the tax man's reach. Come September 23rd, if you haven't come forward to atone for your sins, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, warned "all bets are off". Based on the revelation that 400 people turned themselves in during one week in July, the IRS seems to think they've got the upper hand and declared, "They are all terrified". They should be. Based on regulators' preference for speedy, low-ball settlements following crimes, the prospect of paying two to three times that amount for coming forward to avoid being charged with one is down right horrifying.