News: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Targeted By IRS, Couple Owe $492K To Uncle Sam

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 11:58AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Hollywood couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are reportedly being sought after by the government in relation to nearly $500,000 they owe in back taxes.

According to reports, the couple owe $492,583.49 for not paying income taxes in 2009 and 2010.

Paula Patton and husband Robin Thicke are reportedly being pursued by the IRS for unpaid back taxes. The pair failed to pay sufficient income tax in 2009 and 2010, and now owe almost $500k. The IRS has now issued a lien on the couple's property until they pay back what is owed. (Digital Spy)

Despite the case's seriousness, a Thicke rep claims they have already begun paying off the debt.

Patton isn't just a pretty face ... she received critical acclaim for her role in 2009's "Precious" and co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 2011 flick "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol." But a rep for the Thicke family tells TMZ ... the couple is aggressively trying to fix the problem ... telling us, "They've already paid more than half of this and they're working with the IRS to pay the rest." (TMZ)

A couple weeks ago, the R&B singer made headlines for getting arrested in New York City.

Sexy R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke was arrested today on a drug possession charge in New York City. Police say they arrested the 34-year-old son of "Growing Pains" star Alan Thicke early this afternoon in Manhattan near Madison Square Park. Officers say they saw the singer smoking a joint while inside a black SUV Cadillac Escalade. He was given a desk appearance ticket and released, reports AP. (USA Today)

Following the bust, inside sources provided details on the unexpected arrest.

"He wasn't driving," a police source said. "He was sitting in the car. He was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was recovered on him." Thicke, 34, was in the Escalade with another person, the police source said, but Thicke was the only one arrested and then charged with possession of marijuana. The singer was amiable throughout the arrest, another source said. "He was taking pictures with the cops," the source said. "They were coming over to him and getting autographs." (New York Daily News)

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