SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A celebrity Web site has posted an IRS document showing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger owes $79,000 in back taxes, but a spokesman says the governor has paid all taxes.
The Web site TMZ.com on Friday posted a “notice of federal tax lien” filed in May with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office. The document says Schwarzenegger owes $39,047 from 2004 and $40,016 from 2005.
Schwarzenegger’s spokesman, Aaron McLear, says the governor’s taxes have been paid “in full and on time” and that he has not been notified of a problem.
He said the document looks like a penalty for missing information, not unpaid taxes. His office is investigating whether there is any discrepancy with Schwarzenegger’s own records.
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An IRS spokesman, Dean Patterson, says the agency cannot comment on individual cases.