It seems that when Lindsay Lohan's name is mentioned in the press as of late, there is some scandal or court appearance that accompanies it. The "Mean Girls" star has been in trouble with businesses and authorities for several months, and now it appears that she has also drawn the ire of the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS recently seized the young starlet's bank accounts to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars owed to in back taxes. The government has responded to her tax law violations by placing liens on all of her accounts for failure to pay taxes in 2009 and 2010, and an unspecified amount in 2011. The 26-year-old reportedly owes the IRS a total of $233,904.
However, it pays to have friends in high places, and Lohan has received some financial support from her "Scary Movie 5" co-star Charlie Sheen, according to Fox News. The agency reports that Sheen recently cut Lohan a check for $100,000 to help her get out of her tax mess and sent the funds to her manager. The report did not say whether Sheen had gifted the amount to Lohan by asking her manager to pay the IRS directly, or simply give her the money to Lohan to make the payments herself.
The asset freeze may come at a difficult time for Lohan who is due in court on separate charges for a June car accident, a scenario that may require her to provide money for bail bond, according to the New York Daily News.
Several stars have been convicted of tax law violations in recent months, including Grammy award winner Lauryn Hill, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion on $1.8 million in income she earned between 2005 and 2007. The IRS has taken a hard-line on tax evasion and related violations as of late in its attempt to close the ballooning federal tax gap.