Friday, January 10, 2014
Apparently Harvey's former tax accountant wasn't the most diligent guy. Somehow he didn't mail Harvey's income tax returns to the IRS for seven years. The mistake was only discovered when the accountant died shortly before Harvey wed his third and current wife, Marjorie Bridges, in 2007.
Being such sweet and friendly folks, the IRS only hit Harvey with a $20 million tax lien. It looks like everything got settled one way or the other, because Steve is not in the hoosegow. Hindsight is 20-20, but why didn't Harvey notice that his checks to the IRS were going uncashed? I know he went through a brutal divorce in 2005, but you've got to keep an eye on the finances, especially when the guv'mint is concerned.
Nowadays Harvey could probably settle a $20 million lien with a couple days' earnings (slight exaggeration). But having the IRS on your case for that kind of money must have been fun, fun, fun.