Val Kilmer Hit with IRS Lien for Back Taxes

Actor Val Kilmer arrives at a special screening of Oliver Stone's "The Doors" 15th Anniversay Celebration at The Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre on December 6, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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SANTA FE, N.M. — Actor Val Kilmer owes the federal tax man nearly $500,000 and a lien has been placed on his property, including a New Mexico ranch he's trying to sell.

The Internal Revenue Service filed the lien last month in Santa Fe for an assessment balance of $498,165 for 2008 income taxes.

Kilmer has lived in New Mexico for two decades and his 5,300-acre Pecos River Ranch is listed for sale at $18.5 million, which is down from $23 million in October. The ranch went on the market for $33 million in 2009.

Kilmer and his agent did respond to telephone calls and e-mail on Thursday seeking comment.

Kilmer has starred in movies including "Top Gun" and "Batman Forever."