IRS liens? You are not alone. The highest paid athlete over a course of multiple years has struggled to be compliant with his tax liability. The gravity of the IRS liens has dictated his career and decision to come out from retirement.
Mayweather has a larger IRS issue(s) – dating back to early 2000’s – with the most recent tax situation stemming from the 2010 lien from the massive payout for the Shane Mosley. Court records show a lien for $7.2 Million. However, ESPN reported – through attorney statements: “the 2010 lien is no longer valid.” We can only speculate why.
Why would Mayweather go out of retirement for another time in the ring? Tax liability.
The bigger issue is the other multiple years of failing to pay the IRS. The recent catalyst seems to be the 2015 payout from the fight with Manny Pacquiao in September of 2015, where he allegedly pocketed $300 Million.
Maybe Mayweather had the ability to pay given his substantial net worth – or his record for failure to pay the IRS after multi-million dollar winnings dating back to 2001?
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-Sarah Martello, Esq.