Rock star Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, have been hit with a huge IRS tax lien. They allegedly owe more than $1.7 million in unpaid taxes dating back to 2008. Their daughter, Kelly, also got a tax lien, for $34,000.
The IRS filed a lien against the couple in early April 2011, but now details have emerged of the case. The outstanding tax bill is made up of $718,948 owed for the tax year of 2008 and $1,024,175 for the tax year of 2009. That makes up a total of $1,743,123 owed.
Sharon has always prided herself on being astute in business and knowing all about the business affairs of herself and her rock star husband, Ozzy. She famously has said he is useless in business, and was, even before his years of heavy drug abuse slowing him down mentally.
But this is not the first time Sharon Osbourne has been in trouble with the IRS. Back in 2009 she was slapped with a $23,000 bill for taxes out to the State of California dating back to 2007.
After the latest IRS problems to hit her family, Sharon has been forced to admit that she failed to keep “on top” of her taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service has now filed a lien against Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office (April 2011), to recoup the amount of more than $1.7 million owed in taxes dating back to 2008 and 2009. One wonders, though, just how easily the showbiz family will be able to lay their hands on that money and pay it right back.