It’s tax time. For some people, this time of year is one that puts a big ‘ole smile on their faces. For others, it can literally bring about a few tears when thinking about the money that has to be paid in.
And then you have the rich people, who could care less one way or another. Heck, they don’t even worry about paying the taxes because they have an accountant handle all of their money anyway. Half of them probably never even know what they are paying in to Uncle Sam.
Lastly, you have the rich people who refuse to pay their taxes. How in the world someone thinks they can get away with not paying taxes is beyond us, but people do it all the time. In fact, let’s take a quick look at a three famous people who have recently failed to give Uncle Sam his fair share of money come tax time.
Just because you’re pretty and a professional skiing star doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay taxes. Lindsay Vonn and her estranged husband are reported to have owed more than a million dollars in back taxes for the year 2010 alone. 2010 was a great year for Vonn because she took home the gold medal at the Olympics. We guess she got so excited that she forgot to pay her taxes.
She had one of the most highly praised and successful albums of the ’90s, yet from 2005 to 2007, Hill chose not to pay her taxes. What’s her excuse? Let’s see, she said she “had gone “underground” “in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda.” Umm…OK. Whatever Lauryn.
Bet you didn’t expect to see Cage on this list, uh? At one point, Cage owed the IRS more than $14 million. Last year alone he paid Uncle Sam $600,000 in back taxes, and still yet, he owes $6 million more. He’ll be paying on that for a while, especially since he has no major films to be released in the near future.
The tax man is not a person handing out lollipops and rainbows. You have to pay your taxes people. If you haven’t filed this year, you better get to it. The deadline on April 15th will be here before you know it.
Everyone has to pay taxes, including famous people. Check out these people who refused to pay and got caught.