320,000 reasons Jose Canseco needs to fight

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Slugger Jose Canseco strikes out with tax agencies

Maybe this tax bill explains why retired Oakland Athletics slugger Jose Canseco has subjected himself to reality show cameos, mixed martial arts beatings and steroid snitching after retiring from baseball.

Since 2008, the state of California and IRS claim Canseco owes more than $320,000 in delinquent taxes, according to public records.

The most recent tax lien was filed last month against Canseco, 45, who was paid more than $45 million during a 16-year major league career.

What’s owed:
The IRS filed a $121,209 lien against Canseco on Jan. 7 with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.
The state of California filed a $101,037 lien on June 2, 2009, in Ventura County Court.
The state of California filed a $29,739 lien on Dec. 12, 2008, in Los Angeles.
The state of California filed a $68,210 lien on July 7, 2008, in Los Angeles

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