There are only two constants in life: death and taxes. Perhaps actress Lindsay Lohan has never heard the old cliche, because the Internal Revenue Service says she owes them about $94,000 in back taxes from 2009. TMZ is reporting that the government has slapped the "Freaky Friday" star with a lien, in an attempt to recover the back taxes they claim she still owes, in paperwork filed in Los Angeles this week. The same day, Lindsay also got slapped with a lawsuit from a photographer seeking damages for a traffic accident in January of 2010 wherein Lindsay was also a passenger in the other car.
While her publicist is not divulging any details of the lien, LiLo is certainly not the only celebrity to run into an issue with Uncle Sam over their tax burden. There have been instances where celebrities end up spending time in a Federal prison over their tax-related issues. Here now are a few other celebrities that can sympathize with Lindsay's current predicament.
Wesley Snipes - Wesley sort of wrote the book on celebrity tax evasion. In 2006, Snipes and two associates were brought up on conspiracy charges in relation to defrauding the government out of tax money owed. When the convictions came in, he went on the lam. Eventually the government caught up with him and in December of 2010 he reported to a federal facility in Pennsylvania to begin his three year sentence.
Nicolas Cage - The "Ghost Rider" star had his own issues with the IRS. In 2009, they were knocking on Cage's door looking for about $6 million in back taxes. Cage's excuse was that he had taken bad advice from shady financial advisers and couldn't pay his tax bill at the time. However, Cage did subsequently pay all fines, interest and back taxes owed.
Richard Hatch - He won the very first season of CBS' reality competition show "Survivor." Unfortunately for Hatch, the million dollar prize winnings led to his being thrown in jail in 2006 after he didn't pay taxes on it. Then, just last year in 2011 he was sent back to prison for not filing amended returns. Maybe it's time for Hatch to find a different accountant?
Pete Rose - He was known in the baseball world as "Charlie Hustle." In 1990, the IRS felt Pete was trying a little too hard to live up to that name, hustling them out of taxes on money he made signing autographs and making personal appearances. He spent a few weeks behind bars for his offense and wound up paying almost $400,00 in back taxes, penalties and interest.
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