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Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes, Avoids Home Auction
KSTP.com ^ | 6/23/14 | AP

Posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: conan; taxes
Typical leftie tax (IRS) story.
1 posted on 06/23/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Conan, ya dope! Just say your hard drive crashed! Yeesh!


2 posted on 06/23/2014 7:42:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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....


3 posted on 06/23/2014 7:42:48 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: logic101.net

These IRS cretins are such scum


4 posted on 06/23/2014 7:43:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That will be next...


5 posted on 06/23/2014 7:44:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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?


6 posted on 06/23/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Gluteus Maximus

He was thinking about getting away with it.


7 posted on 06/23/2014 7:45:54 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
id have gone with My dog ate my turbo tax and my business computer... Worked for Tommy G and Learner
8 posted on 06/23/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Woops...Timmy!


9 posted on 06/23/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You must keep up on those rental payments, serf.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He’d never get away with it.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 7:48:39 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

He should have just taken “the Fifth”.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 7:48:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hey! I sent them an email with my credit card information!


13 posted on 06/23/2014 7:49:22 PM PDT by struggle
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


14 posted on 06/23/2014 7:53:22 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"O'Brien had been unaware he owed back taxes"

Yeah, that happens to me all the time. The IRS simply forgets to notify me.

I think they lost my email address.

15 posted on 06/23/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 8:02:19 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
My mother got her 2012 property tax bill a week ago.

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.

17 posted on 06/23/2014 8:05:59 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 8:16:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Property tax is not recurring unless escrowed with a mortgage.

They are where I live.Four times a year...and due on the same four days each year.

20 posted on 06/23/2014 8:19:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


21 posted on 06/23/2014 8:22:50 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gluteus Maximus

There are plenty of rich guys smart enough to not use one of the Big Four.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 8:28:02 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RegulatorCountry

That seems the most likely scenario to me as well.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GeronL
These IRS cretins are such scum

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?

(/SARC)

25 posted on 06/23/2014 8:29:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: RegulatorCountry

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.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 8:32:23 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Mark17

lol


27 posted on 06/23/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Glad I could put a smile on your face.

Regards.

28 posted on 06/23/2014 8:41:10 PM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: Mark17

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.


29 posted on 06/23/2014 8:42:05 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This is a city or county property tax bill. Nothing to do with the IRS.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 10:47:09 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: GeronL
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.

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.

31 posted on 06/24/2014 2:57:38 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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