Friday, January 10, 2014

Taxman cometh

Odd that I mentioned the IRS in the previous post. Family Feud's Steve Harvey had some up close and personal experience with our favorite federal agency.

Apparently Harvey's former tax accountant wasn't the most diligent guy. Somehow he didn't mail Harvey's income tax returns to the IRS for seven years. The mistake was only discovered when the accountant died shortly before Harvey wed his third and current wife, Marjorie Bridges, in 2007.

Being such sweet and friendly folks, the IRS only hit Harvey with a $20 million tax lien. It looks like everything got settled one way or the other, because Steve is not in the hoosegow. Hindsight is 20-20, but why didn't Harvey notice that his checks to the IRS were going uncashed? I know he went through a brutal divorce in 2005, but you've got to keep an eye on the finances, especially when the guv'mint is concerned.

Nowadays Harvey could probably settle a $20 million lien with a couple days' earnings (slight exaggeration). But having the IRS on your case for that kind of money must have been fun, fun, fun.


  1. How much does Steve Harvey make per Family Feud season, is there a number?

    I do not believe his current contract reaches past the 2014-15 season, which means the 15-16 and 16-17 seasons are up for grabs.

  2. Oh, I have no idea what he makes from Feud. But toss in the books, movies, talk show, radio show, etc., and the media conglomerate pulls down a hefty sum.

  3. He's gotta be reaching "Oprah" territory imho