That's not a tax bill, says Crocodile Dundee. THIS is a tax bill!
No more shrimps on the barbie for Paul Hogan, star of the Crocodile Dundee movies. The actor said Tuesday he can't afford to pay even the smallest fraction of what the Australian Tax Office says he owes in back taxes. In fact, Hogan can't even leave Australia until he settles up the taxes he owes on $34 million in allegedly undisclosed income.
Hogan called the entire affair a witch hunt. Exactly how much he owes hasn't been disclosed.
"I actually came out here at the request of the Australian Crime Commission at my own time and expense to assist them with their inquires," he said in the interview with the TV show A Current Affair. "If I was a tax evader, which I'm not, I must be the dumbest one in the world, because they gave me five years notice that they have seized every piece of paper that my tax advisers and lawyers and accountants have ever had. I kept coming back here."
Read the full story here from the Associated Press.