In June 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes. The actress blames the 2011-2013 tax debt on a stalled acting career, the economy and her divorce. She's worked out a payment plan with the IRS.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
In September 2014, prosecutors alleged that television personality Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brothers failed to pay all taxes owed on nearly $9 million earned from various business ventures over the last four years. They're charged with conspiracy to defraud, several counts of filing false tax returns and one count of failing to file taxes.
Former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star Jon Gosselin has been hit with a $39,000 tax lien from the IRS, according to a report. TMZ obtained court documents that say the 35-year-old dad owes money from 2009, the same year he split from his wife Kate Gosselin, which resulted in him paying $22,000 a month in child support.
Rap star Fat Joe reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion in August 2013. An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, said his client surrendered at a federal detention center in Miami. Cartagena pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008.
California's Franchise Tax Board announced Oct. 11, 2012 that singer Dionne Warwick was among the top 500 people and businesses owing the most in unpaid taxes. She owes California $2.6 million and has been behind on taxes since 2003. Warwick's rep says the singer has worked out a repayment plan with the state and is paying down her debt.
California's Franchise Tax Board announced Oct. 11, 2012 that Steven Seagal was among the top 500 people and businesses owing the most in unpaid taxes. The actor owes the state nearly $350,000 and has been on the list since April, reports The Associated Press.
Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the IRS, the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey announced. The five-time Grammy winner earned more than $1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years that she allegedly failed to file returns, federal prosecutors said. She also owns and operates four corporations, according to court papers.
R&B star R. Kelly, who in 2011 saw his suburban Chicago mansion fall into foreclosure, had the Internal Revenue Service at his door in June 2012. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, documents held by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds show the recording artist owes the IRS nearly $5 million in unpaid taxes.Kelly owes the money for taxes dating back as far as 2005. He paid $2.6 million in back taxes in 2008 and another $1 million last year, but the records show he still owes the federal government more than $4.8 million.
Lindsay Lohan is facing a lien for nearly $94,000 that the federal government says she owes in unpaid taxes. Records in Los Angeles County show the lien was filed on Jan. 12, 2011, seeking payment for the 2009 tax year. Sources told TMZ that Lohan was unaware of the problem and plans to resolve it immediately.
In December 2011, Christie Brinkley was in hot water over the $531,000 she owed in back taxes. The Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against the supermodel. Brinkley vowed to pay back what she owed immediately, apologizing for what she said was the "result of an error."
Kirstie Alley said she's paying $41,000 in property taxes on a home she owns in the Tampa, Fla., area. Pinellas County tax records showed Alley owed $41,395, including fees and interest, on the $1.73 million mansion on Clearwater Harbor that she bought in 2008.She said not paying the taxes was an oversight.
Actor Sean Connery is in hot water in Spain over the sale of a beach home. On Oct. 15, 2010, the 80-year-old actor claimed his age and ill health prevented him from attending a hearing at which Spanish magistrates are investigating allegations of tax evasion and money-laundering involving the sale of the Costa del Sol property.
Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski in "Crocodile Dundee," was prevented from leaving his native Australia for two weeks in 2010 over a long-simmering tax problem that still is to be resolved.
Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has sold off some of his homes in an effort to pay taxes he owes the U.S. Government. Cage has blamed his tax problems on a former business manager against whom he has filed a filed a $20 million civil lawsuit.
Race car driver Helio Castroneves, seen winning the IndyCar Series' Grand Prix of Sonoma auto race,Aug. 24, 2008. The fall 2007 winner of "Dancing With The Stars" was acquitted last year of charges that he used offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes on the income he earned from a $15 million Penske licensing deal.
Actor Wesley Snipes, seen at the premiere of "Brooklyn's Finest" in New York on March 2, 2010, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 for failing to file Federal income tax returns.He is now serving that sentence.
Richard Hatch, the very first winner of CBS' "Survivor" reality TV show, spent several years in prison after being convicted by a Rhode Island jury of evading taxes on his "Survivor" winnings, other appearance fees and rentals from property he owns.
Pete Rose, pictured at a book signing Jan. 8, 2004, in Ridgewood, N.J., spent five months in jail in the 1990s for failure to report income he received from selling autographs and memorabilia, and from horse racing winnings.
In August of 2010, the IRS reportedly filed a tax lien against British model Naomi Campbell, claiming she owes $63,487 for taxes assessed in 2009.
Singer Marc Anthony, accused of failing to file tax returns for five years, agreed to pay $2.5 million in back taxes, interest and penalties in 2007. He blamed the failure on his financial management team, which included his own brother.
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis spent 10 months in jail in 2007 for tax evasion. The plea deal also required him to make restitution.
Willie Nelson, pictured at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010, was told by the IRS in 1990 that he owed $32 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. He paid it off in three years by selling most of his assets, borrowing from friends and turning over to the IRS all proceeds from his next album "The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories:?" He later sued his management team.
Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley, seen April 27, 2004, in New York, was convicted of tax evasion in 1989 and spent 18 months in prison. When she died in 2007, she left behind an estate of $4 billion, part of which went to her dog.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was accused of failing to pay more than $17,000 of taxes during his time at the International Monetary Fund. But the IRS received payment from him before he joined the Obama administration.