Posts Tagged ‘celebrity tax cases’

Even Real Housewives Get Tax Bills

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The IRS files 1 million tax liens every year. Is yours on its way?
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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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.
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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$1.2 Million Owed in Back Taxes by Beyonce’s Dad

Monday, June 10th, 2013

When Mathew Knowles managed the career of his superstar singer of a daughter, Beyonce, he made millions.
So many millions, in fact, that Knowles owes the IRS $1.2 million in back taxes, according to celebrity news site TMZ.
The IRS filed a tax lien against Beyonce’s pops for $485,575.95 in 2010 and $728,004.89 in 2011.
Beyonce started her singing career with the group Destiny’s Child. Mathew Knowles managed the group, which became one
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Celebrity Tax Case: Actor Stephen Baldwin Guilty of Tax Charges

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Actor Stephen Baldwin pleaded guilty to failure to file income taxes for three years and will pay $300,000 in back taxes to the government.
Baldwin, the youngest of the Baldwin brothers and best known for his roles in The Usual Suspects and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, was arrested in December on charges that could have resulted in a prison sentence of up to four years.
According to Balwin’s attorney, if
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Back Taxes Owed by Snoop Dogg Amount to $546,000

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg owes more than half a million dollars in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
According to a lien the government filed, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., owes $546,270.29 in unpaid taxes for the years 2009 and 2011.
Snoop Dogg, who was discovered by rapper and record producer Dr. Dre, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. His first album, Doggystyle, sold
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With Vigilant IRS, Take Care of Your IRS Tax Debt Now

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The year is ending, and this is the time for tax cheats and debtors to come clean.
Charlie Sheen spent some time recently with Lindsay Lohan.
The two actors, both controversial and sources of tabloid fodder, were on the set of Scary Movie 5.
According to news reports, Lohan told Sheen about her tax problem. She owes, according to previous reports, as much as a quarter of a million dollars in back taxes
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Charlie Sheen Gives Lindsay Lohan $100,000 for Tax Bill

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Actor Charlie Sheen, formerly the star of Two and a Half Men and now the star of Anger Management, gave troubled actress Lindsay Lohan $100,000 to help her pay down her crippling tax debt.
Sheen and Lohan worked together recently on the set of Scary Movie 5. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Lohan used Sheen’s money for its intended purposes — paying Uncle Sam.
Lohan, whose personal troubles have
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Tax Trouble Leads Joe Francis to File Lawsuit

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Joe Francis, an American entrepreneur and film producer best known for producing the Girls Gone Wild series, has filed a lawsuit against his accounting firm, alleging that the company involved him in bogus tax shelters.
After the Internal Revenue Service discovered Francis’ use of these tax shelters, it cost him more than $12 million, according to celebrity news website TMZ.
Francis’ lawsuit against BDO Seldman alleges that the company admitted to criminal
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