24 Years Ago: Willie Settles with the IRS
24 years ago today on February 2, 1993, Willie Nelson settled his tax feud with the Internal Revenue Service.
As part of the agreement, the IRS kept $3.6 million in assets it had already seized from Nelson and Willie was required to pay $5.4 million in penalties. Later it was discovered that Willie's accountants had not been paying his taxes for years.
The government held an auction for Nelson's assets and a lot of Willie's friends bought back his possessions. Willie also released 'The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?' to help pay his debt to the government. Click on the above YouTube video video, Concho Valley and and listen to the title track of the album. So tell us, do you think Willie was treated fairly by the IRS? Would you have bought back Willie's possessions for him? Let us know! Sound off in the below comment section.