And if I had a drummer that would stick mew with his taxes I'd take it out of his gig money or I'd fire his ass. If he doesn't want to pay his taxes that's on him. But if he expects you to pay them, he's just a dick.
He is indeed a dick. And as far as I know he hasn't played a gig with anyone since November when he played this gig with me.
He's actually very political and very anti-tax (you can guess his affiliation) and it wouldn't occur to him the impact of his refusal to pay his share. He just wants to get his, right?
Hey, I'm a good sport and am willing to pay my fair share. I am more concerned about being asked to produce records from the past in an audit.