OJ SImpson tax problems

O.J. Simpson Hit With New Tax Lien, IRS Bill Is Over $500,000

We’ll be frank: OJ Simpson owes a lot of back taxes.

Juice is currently in the can in Las Vegas after a 2008 conviction for multiple felonies including armed robbery and kidnapping, and while he’s incarcerated, his tax bills just keep piling up. TMZ reports that Simpson has been hit with yet another tax lien from the IRS, who say he owes $17,015.99 in taxes from 2011.

Pull out your handy-dandy calculators, because this is the math part of the article. Simpson’s latest tax lien totals $17,015.99. This is on top of the IRS’s previous lien of $179,435.07 for the years 2007 through 2010. On top of that, the State of California says that he owes $318,566.04 for the year 2000. The total of OJ’s tax troubles? $515,017.10.

Oh, and that’s just to the IRS. MSN reports that Simpson still owes the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman millions of dollars owed them after they were awarded a settlement in the civil case attached to the double murder he was acquitted of in a criminal trial.

Still, they snark: “it’s debatable how effective the threat of incarceration for tax evasion will be for the IRS,” since Simpson is currently in jail serving a possible 33-year sentence. He’ll be eligible for parole in 2017.

Of course, that probably means that the IRS will come knocking every year until Juice is paroled, reminding him that as a citizen of the United States, he needs to pay his taxes, and slapping him with new tax liens.

What do you think? Will O.J. Simpson have a nickel to his name when he gets out of jail?

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