Stars With Tax Problems

(CBS NEWS) - TMZ reports that the 25-year-old singer has just $8,232.16 in assets, with his liabilities totaling $2,204,854. That includes a $31,166 credit card bill. Documents obtained by the site show he owes more than $1.3 million to the IRS as well.Among his listed assets are two MacBooks, a printer, a flat-screen TV, a speaker, a guitar, $60 in cash and a Louis Vuitton backpack. Carter even listed his dog, but with a value of zero. Meanwhile, his average monthly income comes in at $1,998.75, and his monthly expenses, including food, add up to $2,005. According to TMZ, Cater is living with a family member. [ READ MORE: Aaron Carter Files For Bankruptcy ]
Aaron Carter
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(CBS NEWS) - TMZ reports that the 25-year-old singer has just $8,232.16 in assets, with his liabilities totaling $2,204,854. That includes a $31,166 credit card bill. Documents obtained by the site show he owes more than $1.3 million to the IRS as well.

Among his listed assets are two MacBooks, a printer, a flat-screen TV, a speaker, a guitar, $60 in cash and a Louis Vuitton backpack. Carter even listed his dog, but with a value of zero. Meanwhile, his average monthly income comes in at $1,998.75, and his monthly expenses, including food, add up to $2,005. According to TMZ, Cater is living with a family member.

[ READ MORE: Aaron Carter Files For Bankruptcy ]

(CBS NEWS/AP) - Rap star Fat Joe has reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion.An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, said his client surrendered Monday at a federal detention center in Miami. Cartagena pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008. The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident was charged in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in the state.The platinum-selling artist once topped the Billboard charts with the hit "What's Luv."[ READ MORE:  ](credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Rapper Fat Joe
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Fat Joe visits "U&A" at Music Choice on August 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
(CBS NEWS/AP) - Rap star Fat Joe has reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion.

An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, said his client surrendered Monday at a federal detention center in Miami. Cartagena pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008. The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident was charged in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in the state.

The platinum-selling artist once topped the Billboard charts with the hit "What's Luv."

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Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 Featuring Miguel At The Hollywood Palladium
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: Singer Miguel performs onstage during Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 featuring Miguel at Hollywood Palladium on August 1, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Bud Light)
Stars With Tax Problems
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige and her husband have been hit with a $3.4 million tax lien in New Jersey.

Court documents show the Internal Revenue Service filed a notice of a lien on the nine-time Grammy Award winner Feb. 7. That was two days before the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul was honored at a pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles.

Blige and husband Martin Isaacs have a home in Cresskill, N.J., about 15 miles north of New York City.

[ READ MORE: Mary J. Blige Faces $3.4M Federal Tax Lien In NJ ]

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Stars With Tax Problems
Dionne Warwick
(CBS NEWS) - Singer Dionne Warwick owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and has filed for bankruptcy.

In a Chapter 7 petition filed this month in New Jersey, Warwick, 72, lists liabilities that include nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991 to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state of California. Warwick lists her current address in South Orange.

[ READ MORE: Singer Dionne Warwick Files For Bankruptcy In N.J. ]

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Stars With Tax Problems
R. Kelly
(CBS News) The singer's tax issues date back to 2005, according to documents filed by the IRS. TMZ details what R. Kelly owed each year. In 2008 alone, Kelly owed more than $1.1 million in taxes, according to the site.

R. Kelly's rep said everything is under control, explaining, "R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied."

[ READ MORE: R. Kelly Owes $4.8 Million In Taxes, Says Report ]

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Stars With Tax Problems
Lauryn Hill


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(CBS/AP) Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the IRS, the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey announced Thursday, June 7, 2012.

The five-time Grammy winner earned more than $1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years for which she allegedly failed to file returns, federal prosecutors said. She also owns and operates four corporations, according to court papers.

[ READ MORE: Lauryn Hill Faces Federal Tax Charges On More Than $1.6M In Income ]

Stars With Tax Problems
Pamela Anderson
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Actress Pamela Anderson attends a press conference for FrogAds.com at Petit Ermitage Hotel on March 22, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
California tax authorities said Anderson owes $524,241 in personal income taxes. The Franchise Tax Board included the "Baywatch" star on a list of the state's 500 biggest income-tax delinquents posted Friday.

A call to Anderson's tax attorney, Robert Leonard, wasn't immediately returned.

Stars With Tax Problems
Lionel Richie
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Singer/songwriter Lionel Richie performs during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert presented by ACM at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
According to E! Online, Richie owes the federal government $1.1 million in unpaid taxes and that a lien has been issued warning that the singers' assets may be seized if he doesn't pay up in a timely manner.

A message seeking comments from Richie's publicist wasn't immediately returned Saturday.

Stars With Tax Problems
Joe Francis
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis presents an award during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
"Girls Gone Wild" founder, Joe Francis owes $794,000 in taxes. Francis also spent 10 months in jail in 2007 for tax evasion. The plea deal also required him to make restitution.

Stars With Tax Problems
Montell Jordan
"This Is How We Do It" singer Montell Jordan insists he's no deadbeat taxpayer -- telling TMZ, he's already paid his $617,000 tax bill ... the money just hasn't made its way into the pockets of the IRS ... yet.

TMZ broke the story, the IRS filed a Federal Tax Lien against Jordan recently, claiming the singer still owes $617,987.06 in back taxes from 1999-2001.

But it's not so cut and dry. Montell tells TMZ he paid the debt years ago by selling his music catalog, but the money's been sitting frozen in an account administered by the U.S. Trustee Program, a division of the Department of Justice that oversees bankruptcy cases.

Montell filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and says he's still disputing some of the IRS penalties he's incurred. He expects the money to be released to the IRS in a few weeks when he settles negotiations over the penalties, at which point the case will be closed.

[ READ MORE: TMZ/Montell Jordan I PAID My Taxes ... Just Not to the IRS ]

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Stars With Tax Problems
Christie Brinkley
NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) - Records show supermodel Christie Brinkley owes $531,000 in back taxes, and the IRS has filed a lien against her.

The Daily News of New York reports that the tax lien was filed Nov. 21 on a mansion in Bridgehampton on New York's Long Island, where she lives.

A spokeswoman for Brinkley says the star was surprised to hear the lien had been filed.

Spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says: "Christie Brinkley ... has instructed her team to resolve the matter immediately."

UPDATED: 12/5/2011 - Christie Brinkley vows she'll immediately repay the $531,000 she owes in back taxes.

Brinkley says in a statement the lien was a "result of an error" and pledges it will be paid in full by Wednesday, December 6th.

Brinkley says she regrets not paying more attention to her accounting. She says she's been focused on her parents, who are dealing with "serious health issues."
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Wesley Snipes
Actor Wesley Snipes, seen at the premiere of "Brooklyn's Finest" in New York on March 2, 2010, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 for failing to file Federal income tax returns. Free while appealing the conviction, he has yet to serve time.
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Richard Hatch
Richard Hatch, the very first winner of CBS' "Survivor" reality TV show, spent several years in prison after being convicted by a Rhode Island jury of evading taxes on his "Survivor" winnings, other appearance fees and rentals from property he owns.
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Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan in "Crocodile Dundee," was prevented from leaving his native Australia for two weeks this summer over a long-simmering tax problem that still is to be resolved.
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Pete Rose, pictured at a book signing Jan. 8, 2004, in Ridgewood, N.J. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Pete Rose
Pete Rose, pictured at a book signing Jan. 8, 2004, in Ridgewood, N.J., spent five months in jail in the 1990s for failure to report income he received from selling autographs and memorabilia, and from horse racing winnings.
Pete Rose, pictured at a book signing Jan. 8, 2004, in Ridgewood, N.J. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Leona Helmsley
Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley, seen April 27, 2004 in New York, was convicted of tax evasion in 1989 and spent 18 months in prison. When she died in 2007, she left behind an estate of $4 billion, part of which went to her dog.
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Sean Connery
Actor Sean Connery is in hot water in Spain over the sale of a beach home. On Oct. 15, 2010, the 80-year-old actor claimed his age and ill health prevented him from attending a hearing at which Spanish magistrates are investigating allegations of tax evasion and money-laundering involving the sale of the Costa del Sol property.
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Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson, pictured at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010, was told by the IRS in 1990 that he owed $32 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. He paid it off in three years by selling most of his assets, borrowing from friends and turning over to the IRS all proceeds from his next album "The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories:?" He later sued his management team.
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Naomi Campbell
In August of 2010, the IRS reportedly filed a tax lien against British model Naomi Campbell, claiming she owes $63,487 for taxes assessed in 2009.
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Marc Anthony
Singer Marc Anthony, accused of failing to file tax returns for five years, agreed to pay $2.5 million in back taxes, interest and penalties in 2007. He blamed the failure on his financial management team, which included his own brother.
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Wyclef Jean
Singe and former Haitian presidential candidate Wyclef Jean, pictured here on Aug. 19, 2010, owes the IRS $2.1 million, according to The Smoking Gun, which claims the government filed tax liens against Jean for income not reported in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
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Nicolas Cage
Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has sold off some of his homes in an effort to pay taxes he owes the U.S. Government. Cage has blamed his tax problems on a former business manager against whom he has filed a filed a $20 million civil lawsuit.
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Helio Castroneves
Race car driver Helio Castroneves, seen winning the IndyCar Series' Grand Prix of Sonoma auto race,Aug. 24, 2008. The fall 2007 winner of "Dancing With The Stars" was acquitted last year of charges that he used offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on the income he earned from a $15 million Penske licensing deal.
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Chris Tucker
Actor Chris Tucker allegedly owes a boatload of money to the IRS: more than $11 million in unpaid taxes, according to a celebrity website. According to TMZ, officials at the Internal Revenue Service filed documents with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office stating Tucker owes $11,571,909.26 in federal tax debts for the years 2001, 2002 and 2004 through 2006. It's not the first time the Rush Hour star had issues with the IRS. TMZ previously reported that Tucker had a $3.5 million lien filed against him by California state tax authorities in 2009.
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Ja Rule
Rapper Ja Rule admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, pleading guilty to tax evasion in federal court in New Jersey. The platinum-selling rapper earned the money between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River, an upscale community in northern New Jersey.
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