Archive for the ‘Celebrity Tax Woes’ Category

Singer Kelis Pays Down Huge Tax Debt

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

It’s great to report on celebrities who do a great job paying off their massive tax debt. Case in point: singer-songwriter Kelis Rogers, better known simply as Kelis who is paying down her enormous tax debt to the Internal Revenue Service and to the states of New York and California.

As first reported by TMZ, Kelis owed $741,027.59 in back taxes. She has since cut that debt in half,
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Willie Nelson and IRS Tax Liens Over Twenty Years Ago

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Today, I was reminded that it’s been over twenty years since Willie Nelson lost nearly all his possessions to IRS tax liens. Country music news website, The Boot featured an article titled: “23 Years Ago: IRS Places Liens on Willie Nelson’s Property for Back Taxes” that highlights the entertainer’s challenges with the IRS beginning on Sept. 21, 1990, when IRS placed $16.7 million in tax liens on his property. Here
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Tax Relief News in Review-Celebrity Tax Stories

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Happy Friday!
On this short holiday week, the tax news we featured mainly centered on celebrity tax stories. Here is a recap of what we featured:
Tax Problems-Michael Jackson Estate Gets Assessed by IRS – It appears that the estate of the late Michael Jackson and the IRS are engaged in a dispute over how much the estate of the “King of Pop” is really worth. An NBC News Business article
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IRS is Going After Your Friends and Neighbors Too

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

It’s not just celebrities, industry titans and scam artists who are going to prison on tax charges. It’s everyday people — your friends and neighbors, and maybe you too.
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When most people think of tax cases that send defendants to prison or result in large fines, they think of the big cases — the celebrities convicted of tax evasion charges for not paying their bills to Uncle Sam.
Actors Nicolas Cage and Wesley
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Tax Problems-Michael Jackson Estate Gets Assessed by IRS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

There are ways to value the worth of tangible items like real estate or cars for estate tax purposes. However, placing a dollar amount on the image of a celebrity is a more complicated and disparaging process as the estate of the late Michael Jackson is finding out. An NBC News Business article titled: “What’s Michael Jackson’s image worth? A $434 million question for the IRS“ reports on the giant
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Back Taxes Owed by Reality TV Housewife

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

One of America’s most famous housewives owes money to the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS filed a tax lien against Lynne Curtin, of Capistrano Beach, California, who formerly appeared on the reality TV show Real Housewives of Orange County.
According to the tax lien, first reported by TMZ, Curtin owes $32,006.24 in back taxes to the U.S. government.
Curtin was a cast member on Real Housewives of Orange County for two years from
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Tax Defense Partners Weekly Tax News Round Up

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Happy Friday!
The tax relief news that sparked our interest this week was quite varied. The stories ranged from tax delinquent New Yorkers losing their driving privileges to another “Real Housewife” star in trouble with Uncle Sam, to avoiding tax relief scams and schemes to Twitter tax news about IRS agency challenges including struggles with efforts to curb identity theft and tax refund fraud.

New York State-Getting Tough on Tax Cheats
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Even Real Housewives Get Tax Bills

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The IRS files 1 million tax liens every year. Is yours on its way?
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Unless you’re a fan of bad TV, you’ve likely never heard of her.
She’s Lynne Curtin, a Capistrano Beach, California, woman who’s best known for having spent two seasons on the cast of the reality show Real Housewives of Orange County.
She’s not a huge celebrity. In fact, with so many people on reality TV shows these days, you
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Real Housewife Teresa Giudice Indicted on Fraud Charges

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Seemingly overnight, Teresa Giudice made a name for herself on the Bravo reality show, Real Housewives of New Jersey. However, it appears her ongoing tax problems may take away the glamor of her celebrity lifestyle and place her behind bars. TMZ reports in an article titled: “Real Housewives’ Stars Facing 50+ Years in Prison for Money Fraud” that Giudice and her husband Joe, have just been slapped with a “laundry
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James Gandolfini’s Estate to Pay Tax Man 40 Percent

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In spite of making millions playing tough guy Tony Soprano, it appears actor James Gandolfini was not as “tough” in keeping Uncle Sam’s hands off his estate. A New York Daily News article titled: “James Gandolfini will a tax ‘disaster,’ says top estate lawyer,” reports that giving 80 percent of his $70 million estate to his sisters and daughter as the will states is “disastrous” according to veteran estate tax
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Tax Evasion by Rapper Fat Joe Lands Him Prison Time

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Rapper Fat Joe was sentenced to four months in prison for failing to file tax returns on more than $3.3 million in income.
Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to file an income tax return.
“There was a lot going on in the years that I didn’t file my taxes, but it was my responsibility,” he said.
Fat Joe is best known for the
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IRS on Tax Collections: No One Too Big or Too Famous

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Recent celebrity tax cases demonstrate just how aggressive IRS collections efforts are today.
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It’s been hunting season for the Internal Revenue Service.
And tax-collecting agents have some big game in their sights.
Since the first of the year, there’s been story after story of famous, wealthy celebrities running into trouble with the Tax Man.
Most recently, the rapper known as Fat Joe — his real name is Joseph Cartagena — was sentenced to four
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Rapper Fat Joe Goes to Prison on Tax Charges

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The IRS problems facing Rapper Fat Joe (aka Joseph Cartegena) have finally caught up with him. A Daily Mail Celeb article titled “Rapper Fat Joe sentenced to four months in prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $1million in income“, reports that on Monday, the 42-year-old rapper was sentenced to four months in prison and a $15,000 fine for failing to file and pay taxes on more than
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Fashion Moguls Dolce & Gabbana Convicted of Tax Evasion

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Long gone are the days of hiding money in offshore tax havens – the global recession has forced some European countries to clamor for tax revenue any way they can. A Reuters article titled: “Italian Designers Dolce and Gabbana Convicted of Tax Evasion” demonstrates just how vigorous the Italian government is going after fashion’s dynamic duo to collect unpaid taxes.
According to Reuters, just last week both Domenico Dolce and Stefano
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round Up-Top Tax Stories

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The tax stories that peaked our interest this week included the following: new online sales tax law challenged by some states, the differences between Offer in Compromise and Installment Agreement, musician Jack White’s generous tax payment for the Detroit’s Masonic Theater, recordkeeping tips from the IRS and Beyoncé’s father and his massive tax debt. Just in case you missed any posts, here’s a recap:
Internet Tax Law Challenged by Team of
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