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Plaxico Burress

Drops $100,000

... to Pay Off IRS

1/13/2013 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Plaxico Burress
is thanking his lucky stars an NFL team picked him up because he's using that freshly earned green to pay off a debt to Uncle Sam ... to the tune of $100,000.

A federal tax lien was filed against Plaxico and his wife last year, claiming the duo failed to pay income taxes for the years 2007 and 2009. All totaled, they owed $98,064.76.

Plaxico didn't sign with an NFL team until late in the season. But once he did, he was finally able to pay off the lien, which the IRS officially released on January 8.

As TMZ previously reported ... the no-longer-unemployed football star has been racking up the bills lately ... he still owes $159,000 from a car accident lawsuit and another $59k for alleged unpaid taxes to the State of NY.

Hey, it's a start.

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that's how you do it, i'm proud of you............that's a great example for Wesley Snipes, i think he will come out of Federal Prison soon.

656 days ago


Dude, you shot yourself in the foot this time. Buy a lotto ticket.

656 days ago


Okay kiddies, the IRS doesn't get "paid off." the IRS accepts X much money. It isn't a pay off. If all of us lackeys did that they'd get half of what they said was their due but as it stands it's the megabucks earners who get away with it while us middle income lackeys are taxed to death.

656 days ago


Do I like him? Nope. However, I am glad her used his money to pay off that pesky debt instead of running around Katt Williamrs or Lindsay Lohan style.

656 days ago


you don't go after mitt romney for the money he's hiding in the banks overseas and his family's trust fund. that would amount to about 226M in back taxes but the IRS could use the 138 dollars bette than could use the 226M. that's whats wrong with our government, they go after the blind AND KISS UP TO THE POLITICIANS WHO MAKES THESE LAWS IT'S TIME TO GO AFTER THE BIG DOGS

654 days ago

Miller Cerasuolo    

Plaxico Burress has recently paid off a tax lien filed against him in the amount of $98,064.76. The lien includes unpaid taxes from the years 2007 and 2009. In essence a tax lien is the government’s legal claim against all of your property, real and personal. After a tax lien has attached, it can severely affect your ability to get credit. Furthermore, a tax lien cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, and therefore, the lien will continue after bankruptcy. As opposed to a tax levy, a tax lien does not authorize the government to take your property. However, if you do not make arrangements to settle the tax debt, it is likely the government will impose a tax levy where the IRS will seize and sell all of your property. Mr. Burress ultimately signed on for a second stint with the Pittsburg Steelers late this season and was thus able to pay off the IRS before they could impose a tax levy.

632 days ago

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