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Nic Cage

Six Million More

Tax Problems

1/16/2010 2:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicolas Cage got an expensive New Year's gift from Uncle Sam -- a bill for $6.7 million in MORE allegedly unpaid back taxes.

According to a federal tax lien filed on December 31, 2009 -- Cage owes $6,712,821.99 in unpaid taxes for 2008.

According to Sam Levin, Cage's former financial manager -- who's in a legal war with Nic over the massive financial collapse -- by 2008, the actor had "15 palatial homes around the world, four yachts, a Gulfstream jet and millions of dollars in jewelry and art." Cage claims Levin was incompetent and underhanded and sunk Cage's financial ship.

As TMZ first reported, Cage is on the hook for $6,617,550.84 he owed for debts in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007 -- making his new grand total $13,330,372.83.

It's unclear on how Cage will pay up -- due to the fact that Nic has described his own financial state as "catastrophic."

UPDATE: Nicolas Cage just gave TMZ the following statement: "Over the course of my career I have paid at least $70 million in taxes. Unfortunately, due to a recent legal situation, another approximate $14 million is owed to the IRS, however, I am under new business management and am happy to say that I am current for 2009. All taxes will be paid including any to be determined state taxes."


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Should've taken Depp's offer, big guy.

1686 days ago


100000 IRS employees and 1 man pays over 70 million dollars in taxes.
At this rate the US should be swimming in dough very soon. As soon as they eject all the government into exile and get responsible fiscal management in place. What a travesty!

1686 days ago


Are they going to incarcertate Nick Cage the same way they incarcertated Ron Isley and Wesley Snipes or is this just another episode of "white people can do anything and get away with it". . .Are they going to go after Charlie Sheen the same way they went after Chris Brown . . ooops I guess I've said too much!

1686 days ago


U all R H8erz! The guys he hangs with R all awesome. He got a lemon in his 4mer accounting "wizard" 'HA HA'. I WISH HIM THE BEST & HOPE HE STAYS OUTTA FUTURE TROUBLE!! Keep on rockin', Nic!

1583 days ago

RH Myers    

I have always liked nicolas and wished he would get back to making some "GOOD" movies.I certainly do not live like he does,but i hope he is able to come out of this mess and get back to work.rose

1470 days ago


those bribes to hamid karzai and the $100mil aid last week to Syria wont pay itself ya know..

475 days ago


After reading this article, and the similar lil Wayne article; then reading the posted comments. This site is so hypocritical, bloggers and readers alike... These men are BOTH guilty of tax evasion, both had troubled pasts, yet tmz wants to paint Wayne more as a criminal so readers comments reflect that. Not to mention that Wayne is a black rapper from the ghetto and cage is middle of the road white male.

181 days ago
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