Celebrity Tax Problems

Robert De Niro Hit With $6.4M Tax Bill: A Cautionary Tale
by Robert W. Wood, Forbes.com

Robert De Niro owed $6.4 million to the IRS for his 2013 tax return, but it appears he just learned of it. The Oscar winner’s tax debt surfaced in the Smoking Gun. Mr. De Niro has an estimated worth of over $200 million, and is reputed to spend $125,000 a month on his rental on Central Park West. In that sense, this tax bill doesn’t seem so large.

Serious Lessons From Comedian Chris Tucker’s $14 Million IRS Bill
by Robert W. Wood, Forbes.com

Comedian Chris Tucker is witty, but it is hard to outwit the IRS when it moves to collect on a huge tax bill. The funny man was reportedly hit with a new lien adding $2.5 million to a previous $12 million, suggesting that Mr. Tucker ran up additional back taxes for 7 years totaling $14,068,047.50. Fortunately, Mr. Tucker has reportedly reached a deal settling the huge bill.

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