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Bow Wow Has Big Problem with IRS

By | November 28th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

The rapper known as Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow) is the latest celebrity to have tax problems. According to TMZ, Bow Wow owes the IRS more than $91,000 from 2006. The government has filed a lien against him in Florida. The TMZ article can be found here.

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NBA Hires Convicted Tax Evader to Oversee Referees

By | September 25th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

The new director of officials for the NBA is Don Vaden, a former NBA referee who once was convicted, along with seven other referees, of tax evasion.  From ESPN.com: Vaden was ranked among the league's best referees by the end of his on-court tenure, which ran from 1988-2003. But he was also among eight referees charged [...]

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Snipes Denied Another Appeal

By | September 7th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

Actor Wesley Snipes lost another appeal that he filed on his conviction on tax fraud charges.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal yesterday.  The TaxProf blog has more.

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A Taxpayer, Cliff Claven, and the Tax Court

By | June 29th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

A man lost a case in Tax Court today (Wednesday) involving a debt allegedly owed to the taxpayer by actor John Ratzenberger (Cliff Claven in "Cheers").  The man, a Mr. Alioto, was in the transportation industry.  In 2000, Mr. Alioto asked Ratzenberger to speak at a convention.  From the Court ruling: While Mr. Alioto was having dinner with Mr. Ratzenberger and his [...]

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Former Packer Forced to Sell Super Bowl Ring

By | June 26th, 2011|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

Fuzzy Thurston, who played on the Green Bay Packers teams that won Super Bowls I and II, is being forced to sell his championship ring from Super Bowl I to help pay a tax debt.  Thurston owes more than $1.7 million in back taxes from a tax dispute that dates back to 1983.  Federal authorities also want [...]

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