Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn still owes $1.7 million in delinquent federal taxes and the Internal Revenue Service has just placed a lien on her, according to a Detroit News report. It seems like more and more athletes and celebrities owe the IRS money these days.
Vonn, who has several high-profile sponsors including Red Bull, Under Armour, Procter and Gamble and Rolex among others, has been going through a divorce from Thomas Vonn, who also served as her coach.
The Detroit News, citing public records, reported that the IRS filed a $1,705,437 tax lien against Lindsey and Thomas Vonn on April 2 in Nevada.
In an email, Vonn told the News that she’s going to pay up. “It is no secret that my last year off the mountain has been filled with many personal challenges. This matter was only recently brought to my attention, and I took immediate and deliberate steps to remedy the situation.”
Lindsey and Thomas Vonn did not sign a prenuptial agreement, the New York Times reported.
USA Today reported that Vonn took to her Facebook page to clear things up.
“I am disappointed with this situation,” she wrote. “I just recently became aware of the outstanding balance and I have done everything in my power to settle it immediately. The money owed was for the 2010 tax year, which was filed on time, and it has been paid in full. This is an important lesson for me. Not being in control of my finances and relying on someone else who you believed had your best interest at heart was a mistake and one I will not make twice.”