Looks like more trouble for Lindsay Lohan. Reports surfaced that not only does the 26-year-old embattled actress now face criminal prosecution on both coasts, but she is also in trouble with the IRS! Lohan's bank accounts have been frozen to collect a tax debt that is well over $230 thousand dollars. The IRS is alleging that Lohan owes taxes from as far back as 2009.
Lindsay isn't the first celeb with tax problems. There's actually a pretty long list of celebrities that don't pay their taxes and end up in trouble because of it. Here's a look at the three most famous IRS scofflaws.
Snipes received a three year prison sentence for tax evasion after racking up a tax debt of more than $2 million. He was accused of not only forgetting to pay his income taxes, but falsifying financial documents as well. His punishment is one of the harshest for a celebrity, as he celebrated his 50th birthday this past August at a minimum security prison in Pennsylvania.
Want to know why Nicolas Cage seems to be doing so many sequels? Because he needs the money, that's why. Cage is currently working hard to pay down an astronomical tax bill of over $6 million and like Snipes, was found liable in a tax evasion case. But unlike Snipes, Cage avoided jail time by promising to pay the money. One sequel at a time.
When the blonde bombshell quickly jumped on board to be on the cast of "Dancing With The Stars," many people wondered why she would do a show like that if her career wasn't necessarily flagging. Well, she needed the money. Turns out the former "Baywatch" star had a tax bill of more than $450,000 that needed to get paid, and fast. She was open about the issue, and worked hard for that money.
So Lindsay isn't alone in the celebrity tax problems. Her debt is rather small when compared to other celebrities who have had the tax man come calling. But big or small, she better pay up quick, because history has shown, the IRS typically means business.
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- Lindsay Lohan
- Nicolas Cage