10 celebrities busted for tax issues

These celebs fought the IRS, and the IRS won

Pete Rose -- In 2004, the former Cincinnati Reds player and manager admitted to betting on baseball games after years of accusations. Rose was ruled ineligible for the Hall of Fame in 1989 due to the accusations.
Pete Rose -- In 2004, the former Cincinnati Reds player and manager admitted to betting on baseball games after years of accusations. Rose was ruled ineligible for the Hall of Fame in 1989 due to the accusations. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

If there’s one thing that has become evident over the years, it’s that the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t care how famous you are.

No matter how rich and famous celebrities get, if they don't pay up come tax time, no amount of "Don't you know who I am?" will get the IRS off their backs.

Here are 10 examples of celebrities who were busted for not paying taxes.

Pete Rose

If gambling problems that resulted in a lifetime ban from baseball weren’t enough, tax issues have also plagued baseball’s all-time career hits leader. Rose spent five months in jail in 1990 for failing to report earnings from gambling winnings and income from selling memorabilia.


Dean Cain

The star of “The New Adventures of Superman” failed to pay income taxes in 2011 and 2012, according to TMZ, and was hit with $193,719 in tax liens.


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