The actor has been fighting the government for years to keep it from collecting $23.5 million in back taxes. Snipes asked to settle his debt for nearly $850,000, an offer the IRS rejected, so the Blade star filed a petition asking the tax court to overturn the decision. On Thursday, U.S. Tax Court Judge Kathleen Kerrigan upheld the government’s decision, per the Hollywood Reporter, finding that Snipes had failed to provide sufficient proof of his assets and financial condition.
Snipes, 56, was released from federal prison in 2013 after being convicted on tax charges. He served a three-year sentence, and the IRS went after him for millions owed for the years 2001 through 2006. The actor asked for an “offer-in-compromise” (OIC), which would let him settle his debt for less than that, and for the government to withdraw the federal tax lien notice filed against his home. He put up around $850,000 in cash as an OIC, but the IRS rejected the offer and sustained its lien. The settlement officer later reduced the actor’s estimated liability to $9.5 million, but Snipes didn’t budge with his offer.
2018 Celebrity Kids Halloween Costumes
2018 Celebrity Kids Halloween Costumes
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#thoseheavenlydays are family themed Halloween costumes we all get a kick out of! Or at least I do anyway!
They got candy? LEGO!
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Soooooo, last minute we had to come to Florida to visit Timmy’s parents because Timmy’s dad needs surgery. Everybody wish him well!!! Anyways, we missed our little chickens second Halloween 😢but he still dressed up! Will this be the last year we can dress him in what WE want him to be???? Also, I’m pretty sure he’s eating a snickers bar. That’s badass for a one year old.
Behind the scene shots of our Halloween photo shoot. It was a hectic day of applying makeup and crossing fingers, hoping all the spooky stars align. Hope you think they did. Check out the final shot at David’s account: @dbelicious
my baby butterfly..
Happy Halloween!!!! It’s our first Halloween together!!!! She’s too cute to spook!! (Don’t judge me, I have more costumes to post lol) 🦄🐼
Happy Halloween from the Deckers!! We did our best to get a family shot! Lol
I hope this little blackbird grows to 🖤 this holiday as much as I do!
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“Given the disparity between petitioner’s $842,061 OIC and the settlement officer’s calculation of $9,581,027 as his RCP [reasonable collection potential], as well as petitioner’s inability to credibly document his assets, the settlement officer and her manager had ample justification to reject the offer,” Judge Kerrigan writes in the opinion, the Hollywood Reporter said. She also noted that Snipes failed to show how paying the bill would result in “economic hardship.” “Accordingly, we conclude that the settlement officer did not abuse her discretion in determining that acceptance of petitioner’s OIC was not in the best interest of the United States.”