Paul Hogan Is Pleased to be Back on U.S. Soil
“I have come to this great tax haven, the USA, where the IRS are gentlemen compared to our lot.”
~ Mick Dundee isn’t making a helluva lot sense but it’s fine, he’s still more or less a celebrity.
Paul Hogan Returns to Australia to Bury His Mother and Now Australia Won’t Let Him Leave
And you thought the IRS was a bunch of cold SOBs.
To be fair, the Aussies are pretty bent out of shape over the long-running dispute over taxes owed on Mick’s $37+ million in earnings. Hogan has responded to all the Australian Taxation Office’s requests with a consistent “blow me” which probably hasn’t gone over to well Down Under.
Actor Paul Hogan, best known for playing an outback hunter in the “Crocodile Dundee” movies, has been stopped from leaving Australia until he pays a multi-million dollar tax bill, according to his lawyer.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) served U.S.-based Hogan with a departure prohibition order when he returned to Sydney last Friday for the funeral of his 101-year-old mother Florence, his lawyer Andrew Robinson said in a statement.
This prevents the 70-year-old actor from leaving Australia until any alleged tax debts are paid or arrangements made for the tax liability to be discharged.
Taxman bars Crocodile Dundee from leaving Australia [Reuters]