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‘Crocodile Dundee’ star says he cannot afford to pay his back taxes

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

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Paul Hogan, star of the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ movie trilogy says he cannot afford to pay his back taxes.

“I actually came out here at the request of the Australian Crime Commission at my own time and expense to assist them with their inquires,” he said in the interview. “If I was a tax evader, which I’m not, I must be the dumbest one in the world, because they gave me five years notice that they have seized every piece of paper that my tax advisers and lawyers and accountants have ever had. I kept coming back here.”

“I know they’re absolutely desperate to nail some high-profile character with money to justify the expense to the taxpayer,” he said of the tax office. (source:  AP)

Hogan lives in Los Angeles and recently returned to Australia to attend the funeral of his mother. That is when the tax office served him with papers.

According to Hogan’s attorney, the papers that were served by an Australian Taxation office will prevent the 70-year old actor from leaving Australia until the matter is resolved.

Hogan says he cannot even afford to pay 10% of what the taxation office claims he owes.

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