Thursday, August 19, 2010

Celebrities are Taxpayers Too!

Add Naomi Campbell to the list of celebrities with notable tax concerns.  The IRS has recently filed a tax lien against her for roughly $63,000. 

Read about it here, or here, or here.  However, there isn't really a whole lot to the story.  Nor is this really a salacious tale of tax troubles.  At least not of the sorts that we have seen from other celebrities.  A lien was filed and her accountant says it was a mistake because he has never heard about it.  I expect that this will be sorted out by first determining if it is a legitimate tax liability or some sort of mistake.  If legit, the tax will probably get paid and the lien will be lifted.

Other celebrities that have had tax troubles include:

Ace Frehley
MC Hammer
Robin Givens
Forest Whitaker
Chris Tucker
Val Kilmer
Patti LaBelle
Randy Quaid
Method Man
Nicolas Cage
Helio Castroneves
Heidi Fleiss
Richard Hatch
Willie Nelson
Wesley Snipes
Janine Lindemulder
Pete Rose
O.J. Simpson

Frankly the one that bothers me the most is Ace Frehley.  I loved KISS growing up and hate to see a childhood idol end up with tax problems.

For more on these celebrities the details surrounding their tax troubles check out the slide show here.

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