Stars with tax problems

Nobody should mess with the government and it goes for celebrities too. If you don’t pay your taxes, the IRS can impose a number of penalties and even send you behind bars. Even the famous mob boss Al Capone met his Waterloo when he was caught tax evading. But he is not the only famous figure who had problems with the IRS. Here are some other celebrities with tax woes.

Kirstie Alley








The actress owed $41,000 in property taxes on her Tampa-area mansion. Alley called it an “oversight,” and said she is paying the taxes. Kirstie’s spokesman released a statement saying “We were not aware of the amount owed, and her accountant never received the bill.”

Stephen Baldwin








Prosecutors said Baldwin skipped on his taxes in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and owes more than $350,000 in taxes and penalties. The actor avoided jail time for the unpaid taxes after he pled guilty to tax felony. He has five years to pay everything back.

Lindsay Lohan








The most recent tax problem to ensnare the actress is due to her allegedly failing to pay $56,717.90 in taxes to the State of California for 2011. This sum is coupled with $140,203.30 in unpaid federal taxes from 2010 and $93,701.57 from 2009. In December 2012, Lohan’s tax issues were revealed when the IRS seized her bank accounts in an attempt to secure the money owed. Charlie Sheen eventually came to his Scary Movie 5 co-star’s rescue with a $100,000 check and she was able to pay off her 2009 debt.

Wesley Snipes








In 2008, a jury in Florida found Wesley Snipes guilty of willfully failing to file taxes for three years, and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was found to owe about $17 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. On December 9, 2010, the actor reported to the McKean Federal Correctional Institution to serve three years for the failure to file federal taxes for three years. He was released earlier this year.

Martin Scorsese








The Academy-Award winning director made headlines in 2011 when it was revealed that he owed $2.85 million to the IRS. Scorsese claimed that his tax problems came from his prior business relationship with convicted fraudster Kenneth Starr, a financial adviser who stole money from a bevy of celebrity clients.

Pamela Anderson








California tax authorities say Baywatch beauty Anderson owes $524,241 in personal income taxes and placed her on a list of the state’s 50 worst offenders. Earlier this year, she said: “I still owe the taxes but I’m working on that. I’m paying that off monthly. I was in a bizarre situation with a former business manager. I don’t want to blame anyone. I want to put it behind me and move forward.”

Chris Tucker








After a lien had been issued for more than $3.5 million back in 2009, another one was issued for more than $11.5 million in July 2010. The actor apparently owes money for federal taxes from 2001, 2002, and 2004 through 2006, according to TMZ.

Nicolas Cage

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Cage owed the IRS $13,330,372.83–the sum of accumulated tax liens for taxes unpaid in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008. He said his former financial manager was to blame, but his manager held that it was Cage’s reckless spending that was to blame. In November 2009, the actor was held liable and lost his multimillion-dollar home to the state of Nevada.

Al Pacino








The State of California hit Pacino with the lien in May, claiming he still owed $31,706.04 in back taxes for the years 2009 and 2011. He immediately paid the debt and the lien was officially released on July 31.




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One response to “Stars with tax problems”

  1. Dorian says:

    I cannot imagine these people owe s much money to the government. Are they just forgetting to pay the bills being s busy with their acting career, or too greedy to pay the money for the accountants to take care of all the bills to be paid. Well, maybe they just do not trust this job to anyone, but the truth remains the same these people have money and collect such huge debts. Well, I hope this infamous list will make them ay, or otherwise, the debts will grow as penalties would be added and as we know the greedy one always pays a doubled price.