The fiscal cliff compromise means high income taxpayers in California will face higher state and federal taxes in 2013. This could add to the list of celebrity tax delinquents on state and federal tax rolls.
Before 2012 ended, Uncle Sam filed a $4 million tax lien against heavy-hitter comedian Katt Williams. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Williams owes taxes of $3.2 million for 2008, over $800 thousand for 2009, and almost $300 thousand for 2010.
“Dancing with the Stars” 2x contestant Pamela Anderson is facing both federal and state tax liens for 2011. The IRS filed a tax lien against the former Baywatch star for over $250 thousand, while the State of California’s tax lien totals more than $112 thousand. California also filed a tax lien for $1.7 million against Anderson in 2009.
Recently, X-Factor “Baby One More Time” judge Britney Spears and her ex-husband “One Tree Hill” actor Kevin Federline paid the State of California $37 thousand for a tax lien filed against the pair for their unpaid 2004 income tax, the year they got married.
According to the State of California, which is required to biannually publish the names and amounts owed by the state’s 500 biggest tax deadbeats, these delinquent taxpayers owe California over $200 million.
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