Celebrity News

The Biggest Tax “Cheats” of 2008
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Celebrity news, via the Tax Prof Blog: The Biggest Tax “Cheats” of 2008:

Pics of tax cheaters.

Wesley Snipes
Formerly famous actor. Required to pay $217,363 in prosecuting costs — despite being acquitted.


Joe Francis
Soft-core porn pedlar, alleged rapist. Claimed over $20 million in phony business expenses.

Nicolas Cage
Famous actor, celebrity nephew. Wrongly wrote off $3.3 million in personal expenses, including limos, meals, gifts, travel and his Gulfstream 1159A turbojet. Settled for $666,465.

Helio Castroneves
Brazilian race car driver and “Dancing With The Stars” champion. Indicted for federal tax evasion.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Paul Hogan
Former famous actor, Australian national treasure. Part of major Australian/US tax fraud investigation; accused of owing AU$300 million.

Raffaello Follieri
Italian real estate developer, former Anne Hathaway boyfriend. Accused of various financial crimes involving the Catholic Church.

Melissa Etheridge
Famous singer-songwriter, famous lesbian. Will not pay her state taxes as a sign of civil disobedience.

I place “cheats” in quotes because its not quite clear that Hogan did anything wrong; also, I don’t think Etheridge counts:

Okay. So Prop 8 passed. Alright, I get it. 51% of you think that I am a second class citizen. Alright then. So my wife, uh I mean, roommate? Girlfriend? Special lady friend? You are gonna have to help me here because I am not sure what to call her now. Anyways, she and I are not allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen. Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen. I mean that would just be wrong, to make someone pay taxes and not give them the same rights, sounds sort of like that taxation without representation thing from the history books.

Not that withholding taxes as a form of protest works out very well.

Via Tax Prof Blog.




USA-CA-San Ramon

Currently looking for an experienced Paralegal to fill an opening with a family law firm located in ...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Small boutique trial law firm seeks attorney with extensive law and motion and courtroom experience....

Apply now

Bilingual Paralegal


Small personal injury law firm in Rockville seeking bilingual (Spanish) person for a full-time, on-s...

Apply now

Post-Conviction Resource Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

POSITION: Post-Conviction Resource Attorney LOCATION: Hybrid work model; required travel to on-si...

Apply now




Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney


Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now


To Top