Despite being incarcerated and serving out a thirty-three year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, the IRS filed another Federal Tax Lien, Simpson’s third lien in the last 12 months.
Public records on the most recent lien filing show the IRS is pursuing a $17,000 debt for tax year 2011. Simpson’s previous liens for tax years 2007 through 2010 totaled $179,435. The State of California has their own lien as well, stating Simpson owes approximately $319,000 for delinquent state taxes.
Simpson’s total tax obligations now top the half-million mark, not to mention the millions still owed to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Statutorily, the IRS will file a Notice of Federal Tax lien when an individual’s debt reaches a certain threshold. The lien filing protects the debt against the disposition of assets, ensuring the IRS will receive compensation in the event of assets being sold or auctioned.
The jailed Simpson may appear to have valid cause for not filing or paying taxes, but he is still receiving a hefty NFL pension – approximately $19,000 a month and fully taxable.
A trial is scheduled in a Miami-Dade court Jan. 30 for a foreclosure action on Simpson’s $575,000 house. Creditor JP Morgan Chase initiated the foreclosure for non-payment. The IRS lien filing is likely in conjunction with the upcoming foreclosure and sale.