What is the deal with celebrities and not paying taxes? Are they really so oblivious to their own income that they just can't be bothered with properly doing them? It makes no sense!
Anyway, Marlee Matlin is paying $50,000 dollars in back taxes:
"I'm paying it back. I'm not shying away from it and I'm certainly not ashamed of it," Matlin says. "It doesn't mean I'm a bad person. It's reality. It's the reality that a lot of people in America are facing."
And, almost as if she heard us forming those questions up there, here is what she said about owing:
"Living modestly in a suburban neighborhood while trying to support four children through private school is not extravagant or living large," Matlin says. "My husband is a Los Angeles area police officer and between the two of us we have always made ends meet in the past – and we will in this circumstance as well."
Well what's wrong with public school? — Dang, it's like she can hear our thoughts, because it turns out she's planning on switching them:
"At the end of the day, it's about the best interests of the children," she says. "Transitioning out of a private school environment will certainly relieve some of the financial pressures but hopefully this will not compromise the kids. I'm not broke. Like everybody else, I owe money. My family is healthy and happy."
Okay, okay. Maybe we jumped the gun a little on saying you were oblivious to your own income. That still doesn't excuse the other celebs in trouble with the tax man right now!
Everyone has to pay taxes, so let's all take a page out of Nike's mantra and Just Do It.
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