Judge denies Richard Hatch’s bid to pay $25 to the IRS

February 8th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Providence, R.I., Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A judge in Rhodes Island has rejected a request by survivor star Richard Hatch to give the Internal Revenue Service reduced payment of $25 for January’s filing. Hatch failed unsuccessfully to convince the judge that he needs more money to get his life back in shape.

Hatch was sentenced to serve nine months in jail after he failed to pay back taxes after winning the first season of the highly successful CBS show. He was eventually freed in December and insists that he is making meager income.

The trial judge ordered that Hatch should pay 25 percent of his gross income as taxes. His lawyers went back to court pleading that the amount should be reduced for January. The lawyers argued that Hatch had only made $500 since he was released from jail. Hatch planned to save some of that amount to get a new apartment. He pays his agents and accountant 20 percent of his income.

However the Associated Press reports that the judge turned down the request on Tuesday and that means Hatch will have to pay up the 25 percent on the amount. His defense lawyers say Hatch is currently being supported by friends and family members.

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