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Al Pacino

ANNIHILATES Tax Bill

Tony Montana Style

8/19/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dear celebs, take a lesson from your God Al Pacino ... the legendary actor was slapped with a tax lien and then immediately PAID IT OFF ... like you're supposed to do.

The State of CA hit Pacino with the lien in May, claiming he still owed $31,706.04 in back taxes for the years 2009 and 2011. Rather than sit on the debt like some celebs, Pacino took action and cut a check ... like a champ.

The lien was officially released on July 31. And that's how it's done.

Now, let's all pay tribute to his greatness ...

27 COMMENTS

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1.

Lisa    

So, that's the news story? That he paid a bill? Gotcha.

397 days ago
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Birdsht    

Al, how I used to love thee. How that has faded since your last 30 movies were complete and total $#!t. Cash those checks, its all you have left

397 days ago
3.

.    

What was the reason for not paying his back taxes four years ago?
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If you're going to report on this, then report the entire story.
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Although none of this is our business.

397 days ago
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21stcent    

Good for Al. Set an example and pay it. Too many celebs sit on the bill, piling up interest and penaltys.

397 days ago
5.

miss b    

"SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND"


My Checkbook.

397 days ago
6.

Dawn    

Al Pacino is a cool guy, but he ain't God. And I'm sure he'd agree.

397 days ago
7.

HollywoodElite    

In other news, tens of thousands of hard working Americans paid bills on time today. Setting a true example. Eff Hollywood.

397 days ago
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JuanRambo    

Greatest Actor Of All Time! If You Don't Like It Than F*ck You! Lol

397 days ago
9.

joy    

Its called good accountants. And he has the cash. Other "celebs" (i use the term loosely) probably had neither (good accounts and/or the money)

397 days ago
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Stiletto    

Now if he can work on that little thing called "personal hygiene."

397 days ago
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billybob    

Welcome to the TMZ: paying taxes celebs are adorable heroes here. O.K. then, back to the normal zone now...

397 days ago
12.

mszebra    

Big **** took him 4 yrs to pay where are the racist comments oh i forgot his ads is white.

397 days ago
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YoungSinatra559    

It's a non story. A $31,000 tax lien to Al Pacino is like a five dollar tax lien for most people.

397 days ago
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Vince    

Seems to me these movie stars need better accountants. They are always in trouble with the tax people. If California doesn't have good tax prep people maybe they should look out of state.

397 days ago
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Gridiron    

31K owed to a state versus over a million owed to Uncle Sam and being hit with a petty lien versus being criminally charged in federal court is as apples and oranges as it gets. Not to mention one bill is over thirty times higher. That's like someone gloating over paying their $30 electric bill over a neighbor who owes a $1,000 electric bill.

397 days ago
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