These days, seems like almost anybody who is anybody (or is trying to be somebody) may have or have had a tax problem. The Treasury secretary himself had tax problems--somehow, allowing him to be appointed in spite of that seemed like a slap in the face of every American taxpayer who tries to pay taxes owed. Arnold Schwarzenegger, famous movie actor turned governor of a now very dysfunctional state (apparently, one that is even discussing the possibility of turning itself back into a territory to get away from its crippling voter referenda), owes $79,000 in taxes. The powerful chief of Ways & Means has been the subject of more than one juicy newspaper posting over the last 18 months, ranging from unreported rents to other income left off his returns. He now admits error. Wesley Snipes made a chunk of dought as a vampire/vampire fighter, so why did he play that silly game of claiming that there was no valid authority for the income tax so he didn't owe anything. He got convicted, but his bad role model status continues (he didn't get convicted on all the charges, so some seemed to make him heros anyway.
Latest news--the reality wannabes who crashed a White House party are in debt to Exxon and Uncle Sam (among others). See Don't Mess with Taxes, White House party crashers owe IRS (Nov. 30). Lots of links on their tax and financial troubles, as well as links to her posts on various famous tax delinquents from the Terminator to Rangel.