Tuesday, January 18, 2011

IRS Socks TV Personality Montel Williams with $1 Million Tax Lien

Another celebrity has been hit with a massive tax bill.

From The Smoking Gun:

TV personality Montel Williams has been hit with a $1 million federal tax lien, according to Internal Revenue Service documents recorded this week in New York City.

Williams, who hosted his eponymous talk show for nearly twenty years, is being dunned in connection with his 2008 and 2009 individual tax returns. According to the lien (click here to view), the combined amount owed by Williams and his wife Tara for the two years totals $1,039,609.41.

The 54-year-old’s troubles this year have also included his January 5 detainment at the Milwaukee airport, where Transportation Security Administration agents discovered drug paraphernalia in his luggage. Williams was issued a $484 citation for possession of a pipe, and was allowed to continue on his way.

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