According to Celebritytaxlore.com, 26-time Grammy Award Winning Musician Stevie Wonder has received two tax liens from the State of California totaling $40.00. The tax liens are $20.00 each. After penalties and interest, the total amount is reported as being $69.00 each. I mean really?
The California Franchise Tax Board has a reputation as being one of the most aggressive in the United States. Apparently nobody and no amount is immune from the long arm of the California Franchise Tax Board. But I must say, I feel a little embarrassed by it all.
Steveland Morris a/k/a Stevie Wonder should be PAID by the State for his humanitarian and endless charitable efforts at least the $20 owed. According to the site Look to the Stars, Mr. Wonder, who is an United Nations Messenger of Peace Officer donates time and money to at least 18 organizations. Take into consideration someone in the State of California is singing one of his songs almost every hour- without paying him royalties for the song. He donates food to families in need. Provides gifts to youth for holidays, birthdays, and hospital stays. He recently donated $100,000 to a young woman who needed cancer treatments. He generously gives his personal time to blind students in Inglewood's Junior Blind of America - playing and singing for them FREE of Charge. He owns and operates a couple of successful businesses which are still located in California - amidst the mass exodus of corporations from the State. Further, unlike other entertainers who have long legal sheets and various legal battles, Stevie Wonder has almost none. Even his recent divorce from his wife of 11 years went without a hitch, no drama, and no tie of up the legal system.