February 26, 2015, 11:16PM EST update:
According to The Daily Mail, De Niro was unaware of his outstanding 2013 income tax bill until very recently. Apparently the actor’s Tribeca condo has a rather full mailbox overflowing with Uncle Sam’s love letters.
“He had a check for the full amount [$6,410,449.20] hand delivered to the IRS this morning,” state De Niro’s people via the venerable Daily Mail. Don’t forget to add the penalties and interest, Robert!
We’ll dig up our favorite septuagenarian’s Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien once it becomes public record in a few weeks. Quite an eventful launch for us at FamousTaxLiens.com but certainly not the last story we’ll break.
Here’s the original lien filed in February:
April 4, 2015, 1:18PM EST update:
As promised, Mr. De Niro has paid off his IRS tax lien. Unfortunately, the federal government has already spent his $6.4M+ in the time it’s taken to write this sentence.