"New York state tax officials want Jeter to fork over what could be hundreds of thousands — even millions of dollars— in back taxes and interest for the years 2001 to 2003, when the baseball shortstop claimed residency in Florida, despite his high-profile presence in New York’s sports and gossip pages during that time."
While I doubt that society pages are what will be used as principle ammo by the Department of Tax and Finance, I guess it always pays to duck and to know the back door. You’d think that all those number 2 jerseys walking around town might be better camouflage for the genuine article. Malkovich!
"(Jeter) enjoys a reputation for being mature and responsible with his wealth and fame.
Lawyers for Jeter and the state may still yet settle the case, before the superstar is forced to sit face-to-face with tax officials."
Guys who can afford high-hat tax attorneys don’t sit face-to-face with tax officials. And unless they have been pretty naughty, they aren’t forced to sit in front of anyone until it is a court appearance, but it is Yet Another Soap Opera plot line indeed. All we need now is for Carl Pavano to step out of the shower and tell Gia Allemand that the car accident and everything after was all a dream, and he’s ready to go for 32 starts in 2007.