Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder reportedly owes the Internal Revenue Service a tax debt of $409,149, and the IRS has filed a lien against him to collect it.
The Detroit News reported this week that the player owed taxes dating back to 2003, prompting the IRS to file a lien against him in 2005. Fielder, a first-round draft pick in 2002, got a signing bonus of $2.4 million from the team.
It is unclear if Fielder, the son of another baseball player, Cecil Fielder, has paid the taxes yet. Online court records from Orange County, Fla., indicate that the lien has not yet been satisfied, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, refused to comment on his client's finances to the paper, but said the original report was "one-and-a-half years behind the real story." He did not respond to a request for comment from WebCPA.
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