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23 Celebrities Convicted of Tax Evasion

GOBankingRates Logo By Laura Woods of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 24: Few things are certain in this life, but owing taxes is something you can count on. And while celebrities often lead privileged lives due to their wealth and status, the IRS doesn’t roll out the red carpet for the elite. Celebrities — or anyone who earns more than $500,000 per year — are in one of the two groups of taxpayers that are more likely to be audited by the IRS, according to IRS data reported by the U.S. News. See: 7 Ways You’re Accidentally Committing Tax Fraud Unfortunately, some celebrities have learned the hard way that they’re not above the law. Whether they deliberately falsified a tax return or inadvertently chose an inept tax advisor, Uncle Sam always finds out. These are just a few celebrities who were caught committing tax fraud. Last updated: Jan. 13, 2021

Few things are certain in this life, but owing taxes is something you can count on. And while celebrities often lead privileged lives due to their wealth and status, the IRS doesn’t roll out the red carpet for the elite. Celebrities — or anyone who earns more than $500,000 per year — are in one of the two groups of taxpayers that are more likely to be audited by the IRS, according to IRS data reported by the U.S. News.

See: 7 Ways You’re Accidentally Committing Tax Fraud

Unfortunately, some celebrities have learned the hard way that they’re not above the law. Whether they deliberately falsified a tax return or inadvertently chose an inept tax advisor, Uncle Sam always finds out. These are just a few celebrities who were caught committing tax fraud.

Last updated: Jan. 13, 2021

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