Tuesday, the IRS seized actress Lindsay Lohan’s bank accounts for outstanding taxes due; Lohan owes about one-quarter of a million dollars owed for 2009 and 2010.
New York City tax attorney Patrick A. Mullin said:
As with an increasing number of our American taxpayers, even celebrities are experiencing the pitfalls of failing to timely pay their taxes.
The IRS filed 1.1 million tax liens in 2010, which was up 14% over 2009; in 1999, 168,000 tax liens were filed.
Typically, the IRS will not file a tax lien unless they cannot communicate with the tax payer. Tax liens were filed against Lindsay Lohan in January and February of 2012 for $93,701.52 owed for 2009 and $140,203.30 owed for 2010.
The IRS can file a tax lien after they have issued a mandatory 30-day notice.
Taxpayers, especially the self-employed, must be vigilant in meeting their tax obligations else they could suffer a fate similar to Ms. Lohan.
Lindsay Lohan said that she was never aware of the issue, but that it will be taken care of by the end of the year.
Last week, Lohan was arrested for punching a woman in the face at a night club, for more on that story, click here.
To see a slideshow of photos of Lindsay Lohan and graphic photos of her being carted off to jail, click here.
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