10 Celebs Who've Had Big Time Tax Troubles

The latest: Mary J. Blige

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 24, 2013 12:45 PM CST

(Newser) – Just because you're rich and famous doesn't mean you always bother to pay your tax bill. HLN lists 10 celebrities who've gotten in serious money trouble with Uncle Sam:

  • New Jersey just hit Mary J. Blige with a tax lien of more than $900,000. She was also recently sued for defaulting on a $500,000 loan.
  • Stephen Baldwin actually went to jail for not filing a personal income tax return from 2008 to 2010. He's currently working on a plea deal for the $350,000 he reportedly owes.

  • Nicolas Cage is perhaps one of those best-known for having tax troubles, but he reportedly paid $6.25 million toward the massive bill recently.
  • After he died, much of Sammy Davis Jr.'s memorabilia was sold at auction to help settle his $5.2 million tax bill.
  • After news broke that he owes almost $12 million in taxes, Chris Tucker joked at one of his shows, "That's the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes."
Click for the complete list, including an actor whose case almost made it to the Supreme Court.

This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Mary J. Blige performing during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Mary J. Blige performing during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
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