IRS: Castroneves owes $2.3 million in taxes

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The IRS says Brazilian race driver and "Dancing With The Stars" winner Helio Castroneves owes more than $2.3 million in taxes.
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Homer Simpson

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Mar 27, 2009
 
Lets see him dance his way out of this one.
Marge

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#3
Mar 27, 2009
 
lets see, they wanted him to pay taxes on income he had yet to receive. Whoaaaaaaaa, I was wondering how they were going to balance the budget. You going to earn $45,000 next year so i wan you to pre-pay your taxes so you have the right to earn the income.
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Mar 27, 2009
 
That disco globe better be worth something more than the messiahobama's promises of false hope and change!
Jimmy J

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#5
Mar 27, 2009
 
The fed prints trillions of dollars to buy the toxic debt that the idiots who overpaid for houses they couldn't afford and then robs us through increased taxes through future inflation.

The real thief is our government.
Benz

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#6
Mar 27, 2009
 
Prepare yourself for the big house Helio!
what ever

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#7
Mar 27, 2009
 
what a country. If you want to live here then pay up or get out. what a country.
The Lawyer

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Mar 27, 2009
 
Wealthy peoople never do time. (especially a Latin in Miami)
Fakearockobama

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Mar 27, 2009
 
what ever wrote:
what a country. If you want to live here then pay up or get out. what a country.
obama payin up now...to all his supporters...free money to the banks and financial guys...nothing to the poor...Ahahahahahahahhahaha
Joseph

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Mar 28, 2009
 
Spend the money fast and become destitute. Then watch how fast they all go away!
IRL driver RHR

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Mar 28, 2009
 
Mark your caalenders. I predict that neither Helio, his sister or their lawyer will be convicted. I can just see the the defenses closing arguments; Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do you believe the tax laws in this country say that you FIRST have to pay taxes on your "phantom" income before you receive it? Or do you pay taxes AFTER you receive your salary? Now ask yourself this, if you were asked that question, how would YOU answer it? Just as I thought. Helio, it's time to get back into your race car and make the Indy 500 in May. Good luck my brother.
The Truth Detector

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Mar 28, 2009
 
He's a young guy and a very talented race driver. He let other people, whom he trusted, run his business affairs. He should pay the taxes but any jail time should apply to the people that are at the root cause of this tax mess. After this debacle, Helio is sure to take more interest in the business side of his life. This isn't the first time that trust has been betrayed. So let's save the hanging rope for the truly guilty.

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Mar 29, 2009
 
The Truth Detector wrote:
He's a young guy and a very talented race driver. He let other people, whom he trusted, run his business affairs. He should pay the taxes but any jail time should apply to the people that are at the root cause of this tax mess. After this debacle, Helio is sure to take more interest in the business side of his life. This isn't the first time that trust has been betrayed. So let's save the hanging rope for the truly guilty.
I couldn't agree with you more. He hired "professional" fiancial advisers to take care of these issues and they have turned out to be crooks! From what I understand, there are many NASCAR drivers putting their trust in the very same individual.
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Mar 29, 2009
 
CandiJean wrote:
<quoted text> I couldn't agree with you more. He hired "professional" fiancial advisers to take care of these issues and they have turned out to be crooks! From what I understand, there are many NASCAR drivers putting their trust in the very same individual.
He needs the death penalty. OR he could be appointed to the Obama Cabinet with the rest of the tax-cheats. And now you are guilty of fostering this kind of behavior.
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Mar 30, 2009
 
Has anyone read the list of U.S. tax codes? Man oh Man! The government could potentially incriminate anyone it wanted too. Sounds like fascism to me.
Kit

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Mar 30, 2009
 
Jimmy J wrote:
The fed prints trillions of dollars to buy the toxic debt that the idiots who overpaid for houses they couldn't afford and then robs us through increased taxes through future inflation.
The real thief is our government.
Wall Street is the real thief and oppressor. It is the story of Jack's magic beans. Now Jack has the hen that lays the golden eggs and now the greedy Giant is mad as h*ll. Hurry Jack! Here's the axe, cut it down quickly.
Serf of the State

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#17
Mar 31, 2009
 
what ever wrote:
what a country. If you want to live here then pay up or get out. what a country.
No one that pays full tax can "live". They merely "exist".

There was no income tax prior to 1913. It was initially 2% of income, and there was raging debate on the intrusiveness of this confiscatory 2% tax.

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