IRS Seeks $6.5M from Simpson Estate
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Internal Revenue Service wants the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson to pay $6.5 million in taxes, a claim based on a $12 million civil judgment against O.J. Simpson that was never paid, the Los Angeles Times reported today.
``There’s been no money collected, and no basis for that lien. So we said, `IRS, you’re nuts,‴ said Louis H. Brown, Ms. Simpson’s father and administrator of her trust.
Brown said Wednesday he is appealing the IRS demand, which was made in September, because O.J. Simpson has ``not paid one penny″ of the $12 million judgment against him.
The estate, created to support the Simpsons’ two children, petitioned the U.S. Tax Court in Washington last week to intervene after failing to reach an agreement with IRS officials, Brown said.
IRS spokeswoman Laurie Kellerman said the agency is seeking to collect $6.5 million in estate taxes, but declined to comment further. Lawyers for Simpson also declined comment.
O.J. Simpson was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the estates and heirs of Ms. Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The two were knifed to death June 12, 1994.
Simpson was acquitted of murder, but a civil jury found him liable for the deaths and awarded the victims’ families $33.5 million in damages.