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Joe Francis

Record-Breaking Tax Debtor

11/18/2009 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The IRS wants some serious "Girls Gone Wild" money, because they've filed a lien against Joe Francis for a whopping $33,819,087.14 ... this according to documents obtained by TMZ.

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The Federal Tax Lien doc was filed today. The IRS claims Joe owes the money for 3 years of back taxes -- 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2001, the IRS says Joe didn't pay $17,658,358. In 2002, the delinquency is $11,238,582.14, and in 2003, he owes $4,922,147.

It was less than 2 weeks ago that Joe got out of a sticky federal tax evasion case by copping a plea and avoiding prison.

Joe told TMZ, "I have no idea what it is." He says he does not owe the money and, "This is total retaliation for me beating them in court." Joe says the law the IRS is using hasn't been used against anyone in 20 years.

Joe says yesterday, the feds seized more than $100,000,000 in cash accounts of his.

Joe says the IRS is forcing him to file for personal bankruptcy, which he will do tomorrow.

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I'm just sayin'    

filing for bankruptcy won't do a damn thing. The IRS can take the clothes off of your back.....ask Fred Sanford.

1612 days ago
2.

Carmen    

Idiot!!! That's all left to say Idiot!!!

1612 days ago
3.

ChuckB    

pay up bitch

1612 days ago
4.

Scott    

Loser anybody know if the 3million he owes a casino know if cali let them go after his house?

As for the other I hope he lose it all pay your taxes we all do

1612 days ago
5.

aquanet    

This guy is a piece of work.

IRS Gone Wild!

1612 days ago
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JONS MOMMA    

NOW YOUR ASS CAN GO OUT AND GET A REAL JOB INSTEAD OF LIQUORING UP A BUNCH OF 16 YEAR OLDS WITH NO SELF ESTEEM AND DADDY-ISSUES AND GETTING THEM TO DO THINGS THEY WILL ALL REGRET! WELL SEE WHAT FRIENDS HE HAS LEFT NOW THAT ALL THE MONEYS GONE..

1612 days ago
7.

Linda    

You can't bankrupt against the IRS, idiot!!

1612 days ago
8.

Only marry foreign women    

The dude pissed of the wrong people. The government was tired of the all night ads he would ran for so long on television. At the end of the he's a porn merchant. Cry me a river pornie.

1612 days ago
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Will Faryon    

SERIOUSLY YOU MADE THAT MUCH MONEY AND DIDNT PAY TAXES - MY GAWD FOR A MAN WITH A BRILLIANT IDEA HE SURE IS STUPID

1612 days ago
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LearnedOne    

Unless Joe is a moron, bankruptcy will NOT absolve you of IRS debt. It will DELAY them from collecting while he 'restructures' but the debt will still be due - a judge cannot discharge an IRS (or any other tax related) debt. Nice try.

1612 days ago
11.

Maisy    

Couldn't have happened to a nicer pig.

1612 days ago
12.

HasBeens    

He might have a point about the IRS being mad because he beat them in court last year; the feds don't like to be made to look stupid. But it won't change anything...unless he can prove he doesn't owe the money, he will still have to pay or go to jail.

1612 days ago
13.

oprah    

there you go... our economy may get better after he pays. Obama should be happy

1612 days ago
14.

TNT    

"Joe says yesterday, the feds seized more than $100,000,000 in cash accounts of his"
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100 million????
Francis has 100 mil in cash lying around? Add to that his mansions, private jet and other lavish accessories

I guess crime and porn do pay...And how

1612 days ago
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jr70895    

Did he say the IRS seized 100 million dollars? Doing the rough math after they take what he owes that still leave him some 66 million dollars.
Must be some kind of cash being generated with the girls gone wild thing

1612 days ago
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