Musician Jack White Pays 142k Tax Bill for Detroit Landmark

If there were tax angels, musician Jack White would be one of them. According to the Detroit Free Press, it appears that the anonymous benefactor who recently paid $142,000 of the Detroit’s Masonic Temple’s back taxes was none other than musician Jack White. White played at the Masonic twice as a solo artist and seven times with his former band, the White Stripes.

The article mentions that White was born in Detroit and had a connection to the Masonic temple as his mother served as an usher there. Another motivation to help the struggling landmark had to do with the Masonic’s past rock concert glories, including hosting shows by the MC5, the Detroit band that the White Stripes would one day cover.

Built in 1922, the Detroit Masonic Temple is the world’s largest masonic temple at 27,878-square-feet.  It was designed by Detroit architect, George Mason in the neo-gothic architectural style. The Masonic Temple Association said it would re-name the temple’s 1,586 seat Cathedral Theater – the Jack White Theater as they are appreciative of his “magnanimous generosity and unflinching loyalty to this historic building and his Detroit roots.”

This kind of tax generosity does not come around that often. Last November I wrote a post about actor Charlie Sheen giving Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to pay down her large and legendary tax debt so it can happen, but it’s pretty rare.

If you are facing IRS issues don’t wait for a tax angel to come to the rescue – especially if the IRS is threatening a tax lien or levy. It is very important you act immediately and contact a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist so as to avoid harsh IRS penalties and fines.

This experienced tax pro will take the following action immediately:

  • Designate your case “currently not collectible.”
  • Help you file an IRS collection appeal to remove a tax lien, especially if there’s a levy filed on your bank accounts or your assets.

Hiring a capable Certified Tax Resolution Specialist with knowledge and expertise handling cases like yours can get your back into IRS tax compliance, keep your credit rating intact, and resolve your IRS tax problems for good.

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