Lindsay Lohan is reportedly facing tax liens from the Internal Revenue Service, to whom the actress owes $233,904 in unpaid taxes for 2009 and 2010. Celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that the IRS has seized all of Lohan’s bank accounts in an effort to collect the delinquent sum.
The IRS often employs aggressive collection techniques in cases where an individual routinely fails to pay federal income taxes. In addition to imposing tax liens like those facing Lohan, the IRS can directly seize and sell off certain assets and property, garnish ones wages and take other steps to collect delinquent payments. As such, it is important for any Texas resident facing such IRS action to consult with a qualified attorney specializing in tax law to ensure their rights are protected and avoid serious penalties.
Lohan’s financial woes are so severe that actor Charlie Sheen reportedly gave Lohan a $100,000 check. While Lohan declined the offer, Fox News reports that Sheen sent the money directly to her manager; the manager used the check to pay off some of Lohan’s tax debt.
Michael Lohan, the actress’s estranged father, said he is worried by the star’s IRS troubles. He explained that his daughter recently made over $100,000 for the promotion of an energy drink, suggesting that she should be well-equipped to cover her tax debts.
Lohan faces a number of problems in addition to the IRS seizures; she was recently arrested after being accused of punching a woman in the face at a nightclub and faces criminal charges for reckless driving, obstructing a police investigation and providing false information to authorities.
Source: Huffington Post, “Lindsay Lohan Accounts Seized By IRS For Owed Back Taxes; Charlie Sheen Pays Some Of Her Debt,” Meredith Bennett-Smith, Dec. 3, 2012