Skip to comments.Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes, Avoids Home Auction
Posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
O'Brien publicist Drew Shane issued a statement saying O'Brien had been unaware he owed back taxes. He blamed the problem on a clerical error that prevented the bill from reaching O'Brien's accountant in Los Angeles.
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Conan, ya dope! Just say your hard drive crashed! Yeesh!
He should blame the error on a low level REPUBLICAN staffer. That is who they are blaming the IRS scandal on now, at least as of this am.
If you tell a lie often enough....
These IRS cretins are such scum
That will be next...
A rich guy like that no doubt has one of the Big Four doing his taxes. Can’t believe he “didn’t know.” What was he thinking?
He was thinking about getting away with it.
You must keep up on those rental payments, serf.
He’d never get away with it.
He should have just taken “the Fifth”.
Hey! I sent them an email with my credit card information!
This happens to a lot of high income people who are not especially financially inclined. They have everything on autopilot, automatic deposit, drafts and deductions, and don’t pay attention to their mail. Property tax is not recurring unless escrowed with a mortgage. So, the notices pile up on a desk or countertop until something hits the fan, certified mail, notice posted on the door by the sheriff, etc.
Yeah, that happens to me all the time. The IRS simply forgets to notify me.
I think they lost my email address.
If they had seized his house and were preparing to sell it, it had gone through a maze of notifications, threats, etc. then finally did it.
BTW even if they had sold it, he could have redeemed it within a period, which varies by state but is something like a year.
It was posted in 2012, but not delivered until recently.
There have been some rather blatant mailbox thefts lately, including mailboxes on post office premises.
The bill might have gotten lost, or just recently recovered from an undelivered bag of a lazy postal worker, or the ill-gotten cache of a mail thief.
However left Conan's politics are he does seem like a decent guy who wouldn't stoop to "the dog at the IRS office ate my property tax bill" type of lame-o excuse.
It was an $8000 Rhode Island property tax bill.
Not the IRS.
Not likely to be a scam pulled by a Hollywood big shot who dreamed of sneaking off with an extra $8000 bucks.
For Conan this is chump change, and he just lost track of the matter. I find that absolutely believable, and I’m a pretty cynical guy.
I have my financial thing set up so it anticipates routine transactions like paychecks,taxes owed,etc,etc,etc and when they’re expected to be received/paid.If I can do it talentless Conan can as well.
They are where I live.Four times a year...and due on the same four days each year.
Yes, I tend to agree. It’s not like he was going to go buy a Caribbean island with his ill gotten gains. He probably has suits that cost more than 8k.
Here it’s annual from the county, and some counties give a discount for paying up to five years out, which also locks in the assessment and millage.
There are plenty of rich guys smart enough to not use one of the Big Four.
That seems the most likely scenario to me as well.
You sir, just insulted scum. The IRS cretins are not as good as that. I bet you are part of the vast right wing conspiracy to demean the sweet, wonderful rats among us. You must be a racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe. I bet you have an Obama dart board. I bet you think the Hildebeast, Pelosi, Reid, Rangel, Schumer, Cummings, John Effing Kerry are scum too, thereby insulting scum again. How could you do such a thing sir?
More likely the home is owned by a corporation and they moved their office.
People with all that stuff going on have people to deal with stuff. They don’t tend to get any bills at home.
I will see if there is any scum under the kitchen sink or on the shower walls and apologize forthrightly! Thank you for setting me straight.
This is a city or county property tax bill. Nothing to do with the IRS.
OK, but if you do that, be ready for the possibility, that you might find a rat or two down there, and be prepared to hang a whuppin on them.