IRS Whacks Robert De Niro with $6.4 Million Tax Lien


The Internal Revenue Service reportedly sent a tax lien for $6,410,449.20 to Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro for his 2013 taxes, but it has now been paid after the notice went to the wrong address.

De Niro’s spokesman Stan Rosenfied told the Web site The Smoking Gun that the notices were sent to an old address and once the actor found out about his overdue taxes, the full amount was hand-delivered to the IRS on Thursday morning.

The lien was dated February 3 and was uncovered by researchers at a new Web site called

De Niro won Academy Awards for playing the young Vito Corleone in “The Godfather Part II” in 1974 and boxer Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull” in 1980. Of special interest to accountants, De Niro also played a bounty hunter in the 1988 movie “Midnight Run,” who is hired to bring to justice an accountant played by Charles Grodin who embezzled $15 million from the mob.