Martin Scorsese hit with $2.8m tax bill

March 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, March 09 (ANI): Following the mismanagement of Martin Scorsese’s accounts by jailed financier Kenneth Starr, the director has been asked to pay 2.8 million dollars in overdue tax.

The ‘Taxi Driver’ director - who has previously been asked to pay 1.9 million dollars in back taxes in a series of demands from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the last decade - was asked to pay the past-due notice last month, although insiders have claimed it is only as a result of “mismanagement” from now-jailed accountant Kenneth Starr.

“Scorsese had been mismanaged for a number of years when he was at Starr and s**t started to happen again,” Contactmusic quoted a source as saying.

“In a general sense, his finances were messed up, and this is probably one of many things that didn’t get tended to.”

However, Scorsese’s representative Leslee Dart has denied he owes any money, claiming the request is a mistake.

Dart said: “The IRS prematurely filed this lien even though Mr. Scorsese had an agreement with the IRS to make payments and was fully complying. As of this moment, the entire amount is full paid, and he has no current IRS debts.”(ANI)

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