Top 10 Celebrity Tax Troubles

Wesley Snipes, Willie Nelson (among others) no strangers to the IRS
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2008 5:39 PM CDT
Top 10 Celebrity Tax Troubles
Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid on Randall's Island Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 in New York.    (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – Tax day can be a hassle, but at least most of us don't have to worry about the glare of the media spotlight, too. Access Hollywood rounds up the top 10 celebrity tax controversies.

  1. Damon Dash: New York State billed the music mogul $2 million.
  2. Joe Francis: Girls Gone Wild guru indicted for tax evasion.
  3. Willie Nelson: Nicked for $16.7 million by the IRS.
  4. Wesley Snipes: Could face jail time over shaky books, failure to file.
  5. Marc Anthony: Had to pay $2.5 million in back taxes.

  1. Judy Garland: Owed $4 million, had home repossessed.
  2. Annie Leibovitz: New York says photog owes $135,000.
  3. Richard Hatch: Survivor winner in jail for failing to report prize money.
  4. Buster Keaton: Silent film giant sued by IRS, went to sanitarium.
  5. Gordon Ramsay: Big-name chef dinged for late filing in Britain.
(Read more celebrity stories.)

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