Neither rain, hail, sleet, nor bars will stop the Tax Man from coming after unpaid taxes. OJ Simpson currently sits behind bars, but both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Franchise Tax Board have their sights set on making the former NFL star and Heisman trophy winner fork over a little more blood, sweat, and tears.
According to reports, Simpson has a federal lien filed against him by the IRS, for the tax years 2007 through 2010, for almost $180 thousand. According to reports filed by the State of California Franchise Tax Board, Simpson owes the state of California over $300 thousand in unpaid taxes for the tax years 2000 onward.
As is well known, however, collecting any monies owed by Simpson is harder than getting blood from a turnip. The families of Simpson’s former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman have collected very little of the of the civil judgment they were awarded after Simpson was found innocent of murder.
If Simpson does have assets beyond his NFL pension, which is protected from being used to satisfy judgments, taxes owed to the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board may not have priority over the outstanding civil judgments. Recently a Nevada judge agreed to reopen Simpson’s armed robbery and kidnapping case to determine if Simpson’s counsel was so incompetent he should get a new trial.
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