IRS: Prison or Not, OJ Simpson Will Pay Taxes

flag-exclusiveThe Internal Revenue Service filed its second tax lien against imprisoned football icon O.J. Simpson, according to Miami-Dade County records.

OJ Simpson

Fallen football great O.J. Simpson, who’s serving 33 years in a Nevada prison, now owes nearly $200,000 in unpaid taxes (Special to Gossip Extra)

The recent one covers Simpson’s income taxes for 2011, a total $17,015.99.

Simpson, who lived in Kendall until he was arrested for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in 2007, may have a valid excuse for not filing.

He is, after all, serving 33 years at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.

But while the former Buffalo Bills runner cools his heels in the desert, he’s still getting a nice NFL pension, believed to be about $19,000-a-month — and the IRS claims it hasn’t been getting its cut!

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The IRS hit Simpson with a first lien on his Kendall house last year, this one for a total $179,437 in unpaid incomes taxes between 2007 and 2010.

Meanwhile, a trial is scheduled in a Miami-Dade court Jan. 30 in the foreclosure action that JP Morgan Chase undertook against Simpson for his not paying the mortgage on his $575,000-house.

Yale Galanter, Simpson’s lawyer, didn’t return a call for comment about the new filing, which guarantees that Simpson’s taxes would get paid when his house is sold.

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  1. Lois Penberth says

    How can you pay taxes while you are in prison ? This is the dumbest thing I ever heard. And shouldn’t he be getting a break on his taxes anyway he is a senior citizen. Where did the IRS come up with that fricking figure . They are always out to screw someone. Let them owe you money see how long it takes you to get it and they don’t give you late fees and all that crap they charge you.

    • Detada says

      Regardless of where Simpson resides, he still has to pay taxes on his income, which is at least $228,000 per year. It does not matter if he is retired, working, or sitting in prison. Most retired people are taxed at a lower rate, because their income is lower. In Simpson’s case, he is still drawing a substantial income. That has always been the law. Where have you been, prison?