The annual tradition of unmasking California’s most delinquent taxpayers has yielded yet another ignominious award for some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Courtney Cobain Love, the singer-songwriter and wife of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was among the leading Hollywood tax dodgers, California’s Franchise Tax Board said in their Top 500 list.
Love owes Sacramento $357,260.94 in taxes, the tax agency said.
The Hole founder has faced tax troubles beyond the State of California before.
In 2018, the IRS served Love with a tax lien for unpaid taxes in the amount of $568,674.62 after failing to pay taxes for 2016.
However, the top Hollywood star with serious tax issues in the Golden State? Long-time Quentin Tarantino collaborator Michael Madsen.
Madsen, best known for his roles as Budd in the Kill Bill saga and Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, has an unpaid tab of $509,029.92 in state income taxes. The state’s tax agency placed a lien on him in 2011.
Madsen previously filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Financial records from the financial restart unveiled a $1 million debt to Tarantino along with $25,000 to James Bond alum Pierce Brosnan.
Other celebs making the dishonorable mention list from Franchise Tax Board?
Terrence Howard, the one-time Iron Man and Empire star, who owes California’s taxman $295,850.84.
Howard was reported to be under investigation for criminal allegations of tax evasion. He has faced three different sets of IRS tax lines totaling more than $1.7 million.
Meanwhile, action star and martial artist Steven Seagal owes California $216,361.19 in unpaid taxes, records show.
And Swedish-born EDM DJ Eric Prydz, best known for his hit single “Call on Me,” along with his wife face unpaid state income taxes in the amount of $269,432.91.
The California tax agency attached a lien on the couple last August.