Even celebs have to pay Uncle Sam. The bigger your career, the bigger the taxes! Click through to see which celebs didn't pay up and how much they owe!
Wesley Snipes is currently serving a 3-year sentence for failure to complete tax returns. The actor did not file returns from 1999-2004, and may be required to pay upwards of 13 million in back taxes.
Lil Wayne- According to The Detroit News, Florida court records say that the IRS filed a 1.13 million tax lien against the rapper. Apparently, he owes taxes from 2004, 2005 and 2007. This is not the first time this has happened either, in 2008 he paid off a tax debt of $977,840.
Khloe Kardashian- According to TMZ, Khloe owes $18,490.74 to the Golden State. Allegedly it is all from 2007, the same year that "Keeping Up With The Kardashian's" launched. Guess she should have "kept up with her taxes."
Chamillionaire- When your rap name is "ChaMILLIONAIRE" you should probably be aware that you owe $184,000 to the IRS. According to records, the rapper's debt dates back to 2007!
In 2009, Nicolas Cage found himself in tax trouble, by over 6 million dollars.
In January 2008, the IRS in LA filed two liens against Philly rapper Eve, one for $242,245 and another for $56,597. In January 2009, that same branch filed two additional liens against Eve, one for $29,439 and other for $29,059
In July 2009, DrewReports.com reported Diddy owed the IRS back taxes in the small amount of $7,373.
In March 2010, Shannen Doherty was slapped with a $44,064.58 tax lien by the state of California.
In July 2009, the Detroit News reported the state of California filed a $3,594,409 lien against Chris Tucker for four years of unpaid taxes.
In 1974, Richard Pryor served 10 days in a California jail for tax evasion. Pryor allegedly said the reason why he didn't pay his taxes was because he forgot.
In 1989, the late "Queen of Mean" was convicted of tax evasion relating to renovations she and her husband were making on their $11 million estate. During testimony, Leona Helmsley's maid quoted her as saying "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes," an allegation she would later deny.
Daryl Strawberry was convicted of the tax charges in 1995 and ordered to pay back more than $450,000 in back taxes. Allegedly, he didn't. The government sued again, and in February of this year, Strawberry was ordered to pay the more than $430,000 he still owes for not having given the government the money they were due.
In November 2009, reports surfaced that DMX owed $1.5 million for four years of back taxes.
Spiro Agnew was not only a tax evader, but a money launderer to boot. As a result of these allegations, Agnew resigned, was sentenced to three years' probation, and fined $10,000. Less than 10 years later, he was in court again. In 1981 he was ordered by a Maryland court to repay the nearly $300,000 he accepted in bribes while in office.
In 1985, the legendary boxing promoter was charged with 29 counts of tax evasion and fraud charges. Don King was acquitted of all charges.
In April 2009, it was reported that Sinbad owed $2.5 million in personal back taxes.
In 2008, it was reported that O.J. Simpson owed over $1.4 million in taxes to the state of California.
In 2005, Marion Barry, former mayor of the District of Columbia, pled guilty to not filing taxes in 2005. He received three years probation, but allegedly didn't file in 2007.
In February 2010, it was reported that Snoop Dogg owed over $598k in back taxes.
Al Capone once allegedly said "The income tax law is a lot of bunk. The government can't collect legal taxes from illegal money." But the government did collect. After his trial in 1931, Capone was ordered to pay $80,000 dollars in fines and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
In April 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported that singer Dionne Warwick owed $2.2 million in back taxes.
Judy Garland owed $4 million in back taxes to the IRS in 1964, so they repossessed her home.
In March of 2010, it was reported that the "Soon As I Get Home" singer, Faith Hill owes $360,000 in back taxes.
Back in September 2008, it was reported that Ruben Studdard owed nearly $200,000 in federal and local taxes due to not making payments that date back to 2003.
The legendary Ron Isley served time for tax evasion.
In 1990, the IRS billed Willie Nelson for $16.7 million in back taxes. He wrote and recorded albums and sold his assets to pay them back. He was caught up by 1993.
In February of 2010, gossip sites reported that Katt Williams owed millions in back taxes.
In 2007, Marc Anthony was ordered to pay about $2.5 million in back taxes. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said Anthony failed to file returns from 2000 â 2004, a period when he earned $15.5 million. Anthony was never charged with a crime, but two of his associates pleaded guilty to tax felonies.
In May 2009, it was reported Mike Tyson's ex-wife, Robin Givens, was in financial distress with the IRS that goes back to 1996. She allegedly owed $292k.
In 2007, $50 million music mogul Damon Dash was handed a bill for more than $2 million by the state of New York according to The New York Post.
Famous photographer Annie Leibovitz was accused of owing $135,916 in back taxes to the state of New York according to The New York Post.
In March 2010, it was reported on January 7th the IRS filed a lien against Morris Chestnut and his wife for $215,800. However, Chestnut is disputing that amount and according to the Detroit News he was advised by his money manager against paying his debt until the issue is resolved.
In April 2007, Joe Francis and his companies were indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of tax evasion. Federal prosecutors allege the companies claimed more than $20 million in phony deductions in those years, and that Francis used offshore accounts to conceal income.
In February 2010, it was reported the Academy Award-nominated actor, Terrence Howard had been issued a $1,129,219 tax lien amid allegations that he owed taxes from 2007 and 2008.
In March of 2009, Toni Braxton and her husband were accused of owing $79,315 in taxes to the state of California.
In 2006, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was fined 450 pounds by the British Government for missing their filing deadlines.
Rock and roll icon, Chuck Berry, pleaded guilty in 1979 of not paying taxes. After serving four months in prison, he had to perform 1,000 hours of benefit shows to make up for his debt.
Survivor's first winner, Richard Hatch, made what is arguably a stupid move. Richard Hatch failed to report his $1 million publicly won prize in 2000 to the IRS.
Vince Neil and his wife reportedly owed more than a million in back taxes on two separate liens - filed in April and December 2010. The Motley Crue rocker denies the reports.
According to AllHipHop.com, Trick Daddy owes the government over $157,000 for money he earned as far back as 2002.
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Val Kilmer was hit with a $500,000 tax lien in December. The actor also had tax issues in 2009. Get it together, Batman!
Records show that Fat Joe owes the government more than $139,000 in past taxes.
The State of California filed a tax lien against Mekhi Phiferin 2010 claiming he owed over $33,000.
Jamie Presley reportedly owes the IRS approximately $637,000 in back taxes.
Aretha Franklin has had her share of tax woes - she has owed the State of Michigan on more than one occasion for back taxes.
TMZ reported at the end of 2010 that Jodie Sweetin owed California almost $30,000 in taxes for the prior year. How rude!
Rob Lowe and his wife owed almost $300,000 in back taxes at one point.
In 2010, Pam Anderson was added to California's list of 250 residents with the biggest tax debts. The former "Baywatch" beauty owed almost $500,000.
At the end of 2010 it was reported that Lamar Odom was suing the IRS for almost $90,000 in tax bills from 2007.
Even Prince couldn't escape Uncle Sam's wrath - the artist and his company - PRN Music Corp. - owed almost half a million dollars at one time.
Janice Dickinson's tax bill may have outweighed her plastic surgery bill - totaling upwards of $280,000!
The IRS filed a lien against Vera Wang's NYC apartment in 2010 after it was discovered that the fashion designer owed $350,000 in back taxes.
Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges had a tax lien filed against him in 2010 - in the amount of almost $24,000.
Reggie Bush- New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush is being faced with a tax slam of $300,000 because of gifts that he had received while playing football for the University of Southern Cali. Looks like the IRS puts up a good defense.
Christina Ricci- According to a tax lien filed last year, the actress still owes Uncle Sam 179,568.30 in unpaid taxes from 2008.
Naomi Campbell- The IRS filed a $63,487 tax lien against the British supermodel for taxes assessed in 2009. I think everyone is wondering if she will throw a temper tantrum!
Michael Lohan- Lindsay Lohan's dad has received a bill of $12,000 after not paying his taxes and according to Michael the reason he did not pay his taxes is because he was in jail at the time. Like father, like daughter?
Macy Gray- Macy Gray owes the California Tax Board more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes. Her latest gig was Dancing With The Stars and she doesn't seem to be the only star from the show who was dancing with the IRS, others were: Aaron Carter, Toni Braxton and Lil Kim. Maybe it's a curse!
Kelly Rowland- The former Destiny's Child singer owes the IRS $98,634 in delinquent taxes. Looks like she has gotten herself into a bit of a Dilemma but not with her boy Nelly this time.
Swizz Beatz- According to a lien that the IRS filed, the Bronx native owes more than $2.6 million in delinquent taxes. Swizz's attorney said that they have been discussing the issue with the government for years and they are negotiating a resolution.
Michael Jackson- The late King of Pop was charged $131,000 in tax penalties by the state of California.