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Lindsey Vonn faces $1.7 million IRS Lien

Lindsey VonnThe Audi FIS World Cup and a pool of sponsors have been good to world champion ski racer Linsey Vonn, now Uncle Sam is after his share.

According to a report by the Detroit News, the IRS filed a $1,705,437 delinquent federal tax lien against Vonn and her estranged husband Thomas on April 2. The lien states that the tax bill is from the couple’s income in 2010.

After four years of marriage, Lindsey Vonn announced in November the she would split from her husband, longtime personal coach and equipment guru Thomas Vonn. Lindsey Vonn then went on to have one of the most successful seasons of her very well-decorated career. She recorded 12 World Cup victories on her way to earning her fourth overall title and three discipline titles.

Despite her personal struggles off the slopes, Lindsey Vonn claimed the most prize money on the World Cup circuit this season with a purse total of 552’994 swiss francs, roughly $604,225.   

“I am disappointed with this situation,” wrote Lindsey Vonn to her more than 400,000 Facebook following. “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.”

Eric Williams

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