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Joe Francis

Off the Hook for

$33 Million Tax Bill

2/14/2010 8:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe FrancisJoe Francis no longer owes Uncle Sam $33 million in back taxes, which is news ... to Joe Francis.

As TMZ first reported, Joe was fighting the IRS over the $33 million tax lien they slapped against him this past November. Joe sued to get the government over it and, lo and behold, he won -- which came as great news to Joe.

When we called Joe for comment, he said, "Really? I paid it?"

After a little digging, Joe called us back and said he "thinks" the lien was just released (meaning the government dropped it) -- but that he didn't actually pay anything.

Must be nice to not even know if you just shelled out $33 million to the federal government.

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1.

Panamaed    

This was not the first time someone has been abused by the IRS from an incident that began Panama City, Bay County, Norhtern District of Florida. Joe was Panamaed, too. It happens so often there is a name for it!
My life was threatened by an IRS Agent, Russell R. Ervin, and just days after he was served by US Marshals in a Racketeering Suit he was found dead. The coroner, Dr. Seibers, that did his autopsy murdered his wife, Kay Seibers, two years later. The IRS Inspectors Office did a shoddy murder investigation where I was interviewed, but nothing was done about it!
All this occurred in Panama City, Bay County, Northern District of Florida.
Go to http://panamaed.wordpress.com for the scoop!

1521 days ago
2.

Simone    

*flashes boobs*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1528 days ago
3.

Simone    

Please give me attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't get enough at home, that's why I need to be first here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1528 days ago
4.

THERESA RUBINFIELD    

TMZ is slipping! AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN...in your reporting

He never owed them $33 mil. He didn't pay them $33 mil

THEY FROZE $33 MILLION.....WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS SMOKIN' IN THAT OFFICE???

WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1528 days ago
5.

doug    

LOL at them getting it wrong http://gochitchat.com

1528 days ago
6.

felicia    

wow.. they let him slide by not paying 33mil. but if u owe a couple hundred they bitch and hunt u down like no tomorrow!

1528 days ago
7.

shuffler    


Joe is quite an attractive man, if I can say so myself as a hetero male. Plus he's rich.

1528 days ago
8.

Extravagantly-Creative    

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GOOD for Joe Francis!!

He is a true entrepreneur.

It's not about "T & A" but about starting a business from just an idea & turning it into extremely profitable earnings.

GO TEAM FRANCIS!

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1527 days ago
9.

Fred Farkel    



Naturally all the UGLY women will come crawling out from the sewers they live in to SCREAM BITTERLY about Joe's girlie bidness.

99% of the world is not capable of comprehending the victory for ALL OF US over a petty VINDICTIVE IRS.

Joe DID NOT OWE THAT MONEY... yet they froze his accounts anyway.

THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.


Joe just happens to fly ABOVE the radar. The rest of us who have had a few bucks over the years are forced to fly under the radar (shamefully, that includes me) so as to not attract attention from your neaighbors... employees... or the government.

Why, you ask???

Because everyone hates when the next guy made a million bucks and YOU DIDN'T.

Even the IRS.

1527 days ago
10.

T    

prob had to do more so with the police/fbi investigation he was soliciting teens to his videos than with irs

he pissed someone off that was high up in the government,thats what happened
you dont just all of a sudden not pay irs,it was just teaching him a lesson by whoever he pissed off

1527 days ago
11.

Joanne    

I wonder why the N.O.W. crowd are so quiet regarding Joe Francis exploiting young, vulnerable women; barely legal??

1527 days ago
12.

Amy    

I AGREE WITH COMMENT NO. 3. TMZ, WHAT YOU SMOKIN' IN THAT OFFICE. THE IRS LEVIED THE $33 MILLION AFTER HE BEAT THEM IN COURT. THEY WERE MESSIN' WITH HIM. SOMEBODY AT THE IRS FINALLY WOKE UP AND FIXED IT. DUDE, PASS THE PIPE ...

1527 days ago
13.

susieq    

Everybody listen to meeee!!!!!

1527 days ago
15.

Chris is fug    

GROSS PERVERT

1527 days ago
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