Lindsay Lohan is in more trouble. Less than a week after the actress was arrested for punching a woman in the face at a New York club, it looks like her bank accounts are being frozen by the IRS. It seems that LiLo owes the government more than $230,000 in back taxes, and the IRS is ready to collect. She isn't getting any support from estranged father Michael, who gave an interview in which he wondered where his daughter's profits from endorsing an energy drink went. With her ongoing legal issues, it might not be easy for Lindsay to come up with the money she needs to pay the tax man. Surprisingly, this situation isn't uncommon in the celebrity world. Countless stars have had money issues, and some are facing them right now. Here are a few famous people that are currently dealing with money issues.
Brit is raking in some nice money thanks to her sting on "The X Factor," but that hasn't stopped her from facing tax trouble of her own. According to reports, Brit and ex-husband Kevin Federline are on the hook for nearly $40,000 of debt owed to the state of California. The tax bill comes from 2004, the same year in which Britney tied the knot with Kevin. According to her rep, the matter is going to be fixed soon. With the dough she is making from her work with Simon Cowell, there's no reason to think that the singer's rep is wrong.
The singing legend has been working for more than 50 years, but the lengthy career hasn't done much for her in terms of financial security. Dionne is facing money issues on both the state and federal level. Earlier this year, it was revealed that she owed nearly $1 million in federal taxes dating back to 2009. However, that seems like small potatoes compared to what she owes the state of California. In October, a list of the biggest tax delinquents was released, and Dionne was found to owe $2.6 million to the state. According to her publicist, the 71-year-old star is working out a plan to repay that debt, which dates all the way back to 2003.
The funnyman broke a five-year hiatus from the movies when he appeared in this fall's hit "Silver Linings Playbook." One reason for this comeback might be his massive tax debt. In February, it was reported that the "Rush Hour" star owed around $12 million in taxes. In a recent interview, the actor was fairly cryptic about the current financial state. "I can't tell the details of it," he said. "I wish I could. But stuff happens, you learn, and you just take care of it." One can only hope that his return to work has helped him eliminate a nice portion of his debt.
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