Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsCalifornia tax authorities said Anderson owes $524,241 in personal income taxes. The Franchise Tax Board included the “Baywatch” star on a list of the state’s 500 biggest income-tax delinquents posted Friday. A call to Anderson’s tax attorney, Robert Leonard, wasn’t immediately returned.Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsAccording to E! Online, Richie owes the federal government $1.1 million in unpaid taxes and that a lien has been issued warning that the singers’ assets may be seized if he doesn’t pay up in a timely manner. A message seeking comments from Richie’s publicist wasn’t immediately returned Saturday.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Rax Problems“Girls Gone Wild” founder, Joe Francis owes $794,000 in taxes. Francis also spent 10 months in jail in 2007 for tax evasion. The plea deal also required him to make restitution.Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax Problems“This Is How We Do It” singer Montell Jordan insists he’s no deadbeat taxpayer — telling TMZ, he’s already paid his $617,000 tax bill … the money just hasn’t made its way into the pockets of the IRS … yet.
TMZ broke the story, the IRS filed a Federal Tax Lien against Jordan recently, claiming the singer still owes $617,987.06 in back taxes from 1999-2001.
But it’s not so cut and dry. Montell tells TMZ he paid the debt years ago by selling his music catalog, but the money’s been sitting frozen in an account administered by the U.S. Trustee Program, a division of the Department of Justice that oversees bankruptcy cases.
Montell filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and says he’s still disputing some of the IRS penalties he’s incurred. He expects the money to be released to the IRS in a few weeks when he settles negotiations over the penalties, at which point the case will be closed.Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsNEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) – Records show supermodel Christie Brinkley owes $531,000 in back taxes, and the IRS has filed a lien against her.
The Daily News of New York reports that the tax lien was filed Nov. 21 on a mansion in Bridgehampton on New York’s Long Island, where she lives.
A spokeswoman for Brinkley says the star was surprised to hear the lien had been filed.
Spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says: “Christie Brinkley … has instructed her team to resolve the matter immediately.”
UPDATED: 12/5/2011 – Christie Brinkley vows she’ll immediately repay the $531,000 she owes in back taxes.
Brinkley says in a statement the lien was a “result of an error” and pledges it will be paid in full by Wednesday, December 6th.
Brinkley says she regrets not paying more attention to her accounting. She says she’s been focused on her parents, who are dealing with “serious health issues.”Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Heart Truth
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsActor Wesley Snipes, seen at the premiere of “Brooklyn’s Finest” in New York on March 2, 2010, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 for failing to file Federal income tax returns. Free while appealing the conviction, he has yet to serve time.Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Overture Films
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsRichard Hatch, the very first winner of CBS’ “Survivor” reality TV show, spent several years in prison after being convicted by a Rhode Island jury of evading taxes on his “Survivor” winnings, other appearance fees and rentals from property he owns.Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsPaul Hogan in “Crocodile Dundee,” was prevented from leaving his native Australia for two weeks this summer over a long-simmering tax problem that still is to be resolved.Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsPete Rose, pictured at a book signing Jan. 8, 2004, in Ridgewood, N.J., spent five months in jail in the 1990s for failure to report income he received from selling autographs and memorabilia, and from horse racing winnings.Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsHotel magnate Leona Helmsley, seen April 27, 2004 in New York, was convicted of tax evasion in 1989 and spent 18 months in prison. When she died in 2007, she left behind an estate of $4 billion, part of which went to her dog.Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsActor Sean Connery is in hot water in Spain over the sale of a beach home. On Oct. 15, 2010, the 80-year-old actor claimed his age and ill health prevented him from attending a hearing at which Spanish magistrates are investigating allegations of tax evasion and money-laundering involving the sale of the Costa del Sol property.Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsWillie Nelson, pictured at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010, was told by the IRS in 1990 that he owed $32 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. He paid it off in three years by selling most of his assets, borrowing from friends and turning over to the IRS all proceeds from his next album “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories:?” He later sued his management team.Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsIn August of 2010, the IRS reportedly filed a tax lien against British model Naomi Campbell, claiming she owes $63,487 for taxes assessed in 2009.Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsSinger Marc Anthony, accused of failing to file tax returns for five years, agreed to pay $2.5 million in back taxes, interest and penalties in 2007. He blamed the failure on his financial management team, which included his own brother.Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsSinger and former Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean, pictured here on Aug. 19, 2010, owes the IRS $2.1 million, according to The Smoking Gun, which claims the government filed tax liens against Jean for income not reported in 2006, 2007 and 2008.Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsOscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has sold off some of his homes in an effort to pay taxes he owes the U.S. Government. Cage has blamed his tax problems on a former business manager against whom he has filed a filed a $20 million civil lawsuit.Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsRace car driver Helio Castroneves, seen winning the IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Sonoma auto race,Aug. 24, 2008. The fall 2007 winner of “Dancing With The Stars” was acquitted last year of charges that he used offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on the income he earned from a $15 million Penske licensing deal.Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsActor Chris Tucker allegedly owes a boatload of money to the IRS: more than $11 million in unpaid taxes, according to a celebrity website. According to TMZ, officials at the Internal Revenue Service filed documents with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office stating Tucker owes $11,571,909.26 in federal tax debts for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006. It’s not the first time the Rush Hour star had issues with the IRS. TMZ previously reported that Tucker had a $3.5 million lien filed against him by California state tax authorities in 2009.Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Stars With Tax ProblemsStars With Tax ProblemsRapper Ja Rule admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, pleading guilty to tax evasion in federal court in New Jersey. The platinum-selling rapper earned the money between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River, an upscale community in northern New Jersey.Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Overture Films