The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) loves to take down high-profile tax cheats. Test your knowledge of some of the biggest names to get busted by the tax police.
Under U.S. tax law, you must pay taxes on all income from all sources, legal or illegal. This is how the feds caught up with Capone, who was never convicted of organized crime.
When released from Alcatraz prison after 7.5 years, Capone was already suffering from the side effects of syphilis. He never returned to organized crime and died eight years after his release.
Helmsley was sentenced to 4 years, but got out after 18 months, serving three more months in a Manhattan halfway house and under house arrest.
The home, called Dunnellen Hall, had 28 rooms sitting on 26 acres.
In 2006, Hatch was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for tax evasion and other charges. He was released in 2009, but briefly returned to federal prison in 2011 for failure to adhere to the terms of his original release.
Martha Stewart was convicted of evading $221,677 in back taxes to the State of New York related to her home in the Hamptons, but she eventually served jail time for a felony conviction of insider trading.
Despite some critical acclaim, "The IRS Tapes" didn't quite generate enough sales to get the feds off Willie's back: It only made about $3.6 million.
Prostitution is illegal in California, so Fleiss tried to "clean" her money through various money laundering and tax evasion schemes.
O.J. is famous for more serious legal troubles, but he was also convicted of owing $1.5 million in California income taxes in 1999. Joe Namath is the clean one here.
If it wasn't embarrassing enough to be nailed for tax evasion, he was busted for two lousy movies: "Ghost Rider" and "Grindhouse".
Kozlowski purchased paintings by Renoir, Monet and other artists for his Manhattan apartment. To avoid state taxes on the purchase, he pretended to ship the art to Tyco offices in New Hampshire in empty boxes.
Garland sold her home and many other possessions to pay a $4 million tax bill.
Leibowitz, who is famous for her sprawling cover shoots for <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine, had to sell four homes and sign over the rights to her photographs to pay back the IRS.
Shortly after Agnew won his second term with Richard Nixon, the vice president pleaded no contest to charges of money laundering and tax evasion.
Abbott and Costello dissolved a year after being forced to sell the rights to their films and most of their possessions to pay back taxes to the IRS.
Spared a criminal trial, Anthony was forced to pay the taxes and penalties he owed for failing to file tax returns from 2000 to 2004. He blamed his accountant.
Snipes claimed he was a resident alien, even though he was born in Florida. Besides, even resident aliens who earn money in the U.S. have to file and pay income taxes.
Studdard still owes $200,000 in taxes from 2003, the year he won.
Joseph D. Nunan, Jr., who served as IRS commissioner from 1944 to 1947, was convicted of hiding more than $90,000 in income, including an $1,800 bet that Harry Truman would win the 1948 presidential election.
Anderson pleaded guilty to tax evasion and was sentenced to nine years in federal prison.