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Celebrities Who Have Been Busted For Tax Evasion

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This list contains information about celebrities who have experienced tax trouble, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, athletes, and politicians have had tax liens placed against them or been charged with tax evasion. Some of these celebrities paid a fine as soon as they learned of the charges, while others served time in prison.

Who is the most famous person who has found themselves in tax trouble? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. Back in 2012, the IRS seized all of Lindsay Lohan's bank accounts in order to repay $233,904 in unpaid federal taxes that Lohan owed the government. Pamela Anderson has a history of tax trouble. In 2009, a lien was filed against her for $1.7 million. In 2012, the IRS filed a lien claiming that she owed $259,395.75 for unpaid taxes, and the state of California said she owed $112,118.90.

Several famous men have also been charged with tax evasion. In 2009, the IRS claimed that Nicolas Cage failed to pay over $6.2 million in federal income tax for the year of 2007. The IRS also filed a lien against Cage for more than $350,000 in unpaid taxes dating from 2002 to 2004. In 2008, Wesley Snipes was found guilty on three misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal income tax returns. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Why do you think so many celebrities have trouble paying their taxes?

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