Now that “Full House” star Jodie Sweetin has paid off her debt to Uncle Sam, it makes one wonder what other celebs have been in trouble with the IRS. Whether it’s famous actors or singers, no one is immune to the wrath of the U.S. government whenever it can prove that it was short changed. So here’s a list of four entertainers who were in hot water in recent years, and while some have swam to safer grounds, others are still paddling for the shore.
Dionne Warwick– At age 72, probably the last thing you want to be doing is going toe-to-toe with the IRS. I mean, that’s something you don’t want to do at any age, but veteran singer Dionne Warwick owed $10.7 million in 2013 and filed for bankruptcy as a result. And as of today, she’s still trying to pay everything off.
Stephen Baldwin– Alec Baldwin’s baby bro had to fork over $350,000 in back taxes last year and setup an installment agreement to pay it all off. As of October 2013, the 47-year old paid $100,000, according to the New York Post, but he isn’t in the clear yet. Some probably wonder why Alec wasn’t able to cut him a check for the rest.
Lindsey Vonn– Back in 2012, ski racer Lindsey Vonn had to pay off over $1.7 million in back taxes, and said she wasn’t in control of her own fiances. “I am disappointed with this situation,” said Vonn in a Facebook post. “Not being in control of my finances and relying on someone else who you believed had your best interest at heart was a mistake and one I will not make twice.” And so far, she’s kept true to her word.
Nicolas Cage– The famed actor and nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola owed a whopping $13 million in taxes a couple of years ago and so far he’s paid back a little over $6 million. Plus, Cage chose to leave Hollywood for Las Vegas in order to save money and live a simpler lifestyle, which is undoubtedly a smart move. He’s not out of the woods yet, but it’s safe to say he’s safely making his way out.
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