Former Baywatch actress and Dancing With The Stars contestant Pamela Anderson has had two tax liens placed on her for unpaid tax bills from 2011; the model, actress and animal rights campaigner owes more than $300,000 in unpaid taxes for 2011. One lien has been placed by the Internal revenue Service for a total amount of $259,395.75 and the second by the state of California for $112,118.90.
Anderson has previously had tax problems, including a $1.7 million unpaid bill from 2009 that saw her placed on the top 500 delinquent tax payers in California. During recent years Anderson has appeared on a number of relaity TV shows, including two seasons of dancing With The Stars and appeared on stage in England during the Christmas period. Her taxation problems are the latest in a series of financial problems that have been reported by celebrity website TMZ.
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Last year, Anderson was added to California’s list of 250 residents with the biggest tax debts.
Another lien was filed against her in 2009.
Anderson responded to the 2009 lien, stating, “Mistakes may have been made in calculating taxes owed and we are now in the process of ensuring that any taxes owed are paid.”
On Pam Anderson’s debt, her manager and agent did not immediately return calls for comment.
Anderson, who most recently turned heads with a sultry rumba on “Dancing With the Stars,” is hardly alone.
ABC News writes:
Americans owe about $290 billion in back taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The number, which dates back to 2001, is the most recent estimate available. It includes not just those who purposefully fudged their taxes, but also those who may have underreported their income by mistake or who are late on payments.
Judging by news in the gossip rags and elsewhere, a good slice of this debt is owed by celebrities.
“Many times celebrities are the victims of bad advice or incompetency of their tax advisor,” says Robert Bernhoft, a lawyer who represents high-profile defendants in disputes with the IRS.