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Lindsay Lohan slapped with tax lien

The actress is accused of failing to pay federal taxes for 2009. Sources blame the oversight on a change in business management and say she will pay up.

By Teresa Mears Jan 11, 2012 5:04PM

Being a celebrity is no insulation against IRS penalties.


Actress Lindsay Lohan had a tax lien slapped against house in Encino, Calif., for failing to pay 2009 taxes. According to the lien, she owes $93,701,57 in back taxes and penalties.


Lohan's business manager refused to comment. But "sources close to Lindsay" told TMZ that the 25-year-old actress was unaware of the debt and would pay it as soon as possible. The sources said Lohan had recently changed management teams and the debt must have been lost in the shuffle.


Lohan has been in the news with a string of financial troubles in recent years, as well as facing criminal charges of shoplifting a necklace. She has been in and out of rehab since 2007 and did several short stints in jail over DUI arrests and probation violations. She apparently lost several film roles because producers said she was uninsurable.


She sued E-Trade in 2010 over a commercial featuring a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsay. The suit was settled out of court, and Lohan reportedly received some money.


This week, she was sued by a photographer who said he was hit by a car she was riding in.


She recently completed court-ordered community service at the Los Angeles County morgue.


Lohan should be able to find the cash to pay off Uncle Sam: She got $1 million for posing nude in the January-February issue of Playboy.


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Jan 11, 2012 11:48PM
First.....gonna play elizabeth taylor?  wow its gonna take a whole lot of make up.  Next.....and another 1%er  that didnt pay taxes on money they didnt deserve?  How strange?
Jan 11, 2012 6:15PM
This little brat needs to actually take responsibility for her life.  At 25 I was aware of my finances and paid my taxes.  She is certainly no different.  Maybe president Obama and his wife would like to take charge of her and set her straight...not.
Jan 13, 2012 10:07AM
Ouch! Poor girl, as if paying $95,000 is gonna really sting to someone who makes $20 million a year. It's like telling us poor folk we owe the IRS $5.00. Her tax lawyers will defer it over 5 years and it will cost less than the fuel for her Mercedes. Give me a break.
Jan 11, 2012 7:26PM

Yeah sure; last time I told the IRS I didn't realize that I owed taxes I lost the debate so fast I didn't have time to lick my lips. Who does this B!&CH think she is ? For her typical hollywood answer the IRS should slap her with a law suit for unpaid taxes instead of a lien, but as usual she will make some sort of lame plead and get her hand slapped then that will be the end of it. I'm totally glad I don't live near Venice CA., I'd probably end up in jail for some stupid attempt. Debate me if you have

the courage.

Jan 12, 2012 3:54PM
Her representation dropped the ball here, there should be a financial support system in place.  In response to the most recent post, the IRS will not let her slide.  Over the last decade IRS bank seizures (levies) are up 556%.  If she's got the playboy money sitting in an account, they will get it.  Asset seizures are up 332% over the last 10 years.  The IRS has gotten consistently more automated and aggressive.  Stats link (wouldn't let me post a link).  You can find these stats by searching:  "irs back tax help enforced collection skyrockets"

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