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CA to Kelly O:

You Owe $30k

& Cha-Cha-Change

3/27/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Osbourne better have some of her "Dancing with the Stars" money left -- because the State of California claims she owes over $30k in back taxes from the year she appeared on the show.

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According to documents filed in L.A. County, and obtained by TMZ, Kelly owes $34,763.30 in unpaid taxes from 2009.

That's the year she placed 3rd on "DWTS" ... and we all know celebs don't wear spandex for free.

Calls to her reps have not been returned.

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Sandra     

Pay up and be done with it!!

1217 days ago
17.

Carl    

She doesn't have to worry. If she doesn't have the cash, her daddy certainly does.

1216 days ago
18.

smallblind313    

Don’t you people know yet…???? The people of the U.S.A don’t need to pay taxes….. There is no law for your Taxes ….. That’s right, try and look it up …. ITS NOT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are many do***ented cases that can back me up on this one ….. this is why us Canadians think you’re stupid for paying your government money for NOTHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is a link to a video so you can see if you will ever pay your taxes again…… and the kicker is she is not an Amarican...lol...
http://www.personalfinanceguidelines.com/never-pay-income-tax-again-after-hearing-only-36-min-of-this-do***entary-by-late-aaron-russo/

1215 days ago
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smallblind313    

DON'T YOU PEOPLE KNOW YET....? THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.A. DON'T NEED TO PAY TAXES..... THERE IS NO LAW FOR YOUR TAXES... TRY AND LOOK IT UP.... ITS NOT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THERE R MANY DO***ENTED CASES THAT WILL BACK ME UP ON THIS ONE..... THIS IS WHY US CANADIANS THINK YOU R STUPID!!!!!!!!! HERE IS A SIMPLE VIDEO FOR YOU TO EDUCATE YOURSELVES... CUT AND PASTE....

http://www.personalfinanceguidelines.com/never-pay-income-tax-again-after-hearing-only-36-min-of-this-do***entary-by-late-aaron-russo/

FROM A CONCERNED CANADIAN

1215 days ago
20.

Blackie    

Many misconceptions in these comments, so here goes, from someone who actually knows. Taxes are complicated, so I am going to take some minor liberties and simplify, but what you'll get here is accurate.

1) No matter where you are from in the world, in general, if you earn money in America, you pay tax on those earnings in America. You also normally get credit for what you pay to the US government in your country of residence or citizenship. And you can be a citizen of the UK and still be a resident of the US, in which case you consult the US/UK income tax treaty for what gets taxed where, but for what she earned here, she'll pay taxes on it here.

2) Having represented many a celebrity, they can spend it faster than they make it sometimes, even with someone at the helm trying to apply the brakes. Ultimately, it is their money and if they choose not to heed the warnings of spending within their means, however high those means may be, they can still outspend their earnings and past ac***ulated wealth. History is lettered with such people.

3) Often in entertainment, performing and creative artists form their own loan-out corporations. The company lends the production the shareholder's services in return for the fees paid for their appearance or services. Hence, there is no withholding on the fees paid to the talent's loan-out, unlike someone's eralier surmise. It is up to the loan-out entity to withhold taxes on the salary that filters down to the talent. When the talent is calling the shots, they sometimes - again - spend it faster than reasonable and there is nothing left over to pay the taxman.

4) Even with an accountant preparing returns, there still has to be money left over to write the check that goes with it. Filing a return, is only part of the equation; you still have to submit the tax, either along the way as you earn it - preferable - or at the end when the return is filed.

5) You can probably tell I try to keep people out of these snarls by doing the right thing, but I have fired clients who did not choose to do the right thing. I have to be concerned about becoming tainted for being associated with folks who choose not to follow the rules, or reign in their spending, so they can pay their shrae. And until some court - it has never happened - upholds the various arguments that the income tax is illegal (like Snipes tried using), it remains the law of the land. Pay as little as is legally possible, but pay.

1202 days ago
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Blackie    

Yes, CONCERNED CANADIAN, you need to educate yourself, as well as many others here. Celebrities make great targets for the taxman, because of the publicity it geneates to encourage others to pay their taxes. Believe me, if any of the arguments that the income tax was never validly passed by Congress actually was ever upheld in court, you wouldn't be hearing how all the people who tried that tact ended up in jail once prosecuted. To date, not one court has ever upheld the argument that the income tax is illegal or nonexistent, so does it really matter if the 16th amendement to the Constitution is or is not valid? Try to use that tax protester route and if they decide to prosecute you, you're going to jail. End of story.

1202 days ago
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Blackie    

Yes, it is from the IRS website, but...

http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0%2C%2Cid=159932%2C00.html

Or, so he says; judge for yourself....

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-09/entertainment/snipes.jail_1_tax-returns-charges-of-tax-fraud-tax-protesters?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ

And for the CONCERNED CANADIAN, the link below should cover what you claim and debunk it all...

http://taxhelponline.com/resources-and-publications/research-reports/tax-protestor-claims.html


Now, back to doing tax returns and extensions. File your returns, pay you taxes, but remember this, "Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the
treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands."

by: Judge Learned Hand
(1872-1961), Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals
Source: in the case of Gregory v. Helvering 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff'd, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596 (1935)

1202 days ago
23.

Blackie    

Yes, it is from the IRS website, but...

http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0%2C%2Cid=159932%2C00.html

Or, so he says; judge for yourself....

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-09/entertainment/snipes.jail_1_tax-returns-charges-of-tax-fraud-tax-protesters?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ

And for the CONCERNED CANADIAN, these links should cover what you claim and debunk it all...

http://taxhelponline.com/resources-and-publications/research-reports/tax-protestor-claims.html


Now, back to doing tax returns and extensions. File your returns, pay you taxes, but remember this, "Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the
treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands."

by: Judge Learned Hand
(1872-1961), Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals
Source: in the case of Gregory v. Helvering 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff'd, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596 (1935)

1202 days ago
24.

ktbug    

IF PEOPLE WOULD PAY THEIR TAXES THE U.S. WOULD NOT BE IN THE TROUBLE WERE IN NOW.

1180 days ago
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