Top 8 Famous Tax Evasion Cases in IRS History

The National Treasure Star

In 2009, considered as one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and known for his movies National Treasure, Face Off, City of Angels and Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage was charged by the US Internal Revenue Service of $6.2 million back taxes fee. It was said that he made $40 million in 2009 alone, but according to the IRS for years, he incorrectly deducted personal expenses and failed to pay his taxes.


American actor Nicolas Cage attends the press conference for actors on the red carpet of the opening ceremony during the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival on June 16, 2018 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

He was then faced with back-to-back charges from the IRS and on his defense; he sued his manager for negligence and fraud. Cage’s manager filed a counter-complaint to the lawsuit and stated that he warned Cage that he was living beyond his means. Nevertheless, the tax trouble cost Cage a castle, houses, and even Action comics. These days, Cage is still paying his remaining debts.

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