Country singer David Allan Coe is well known for his country musical talents. He presently owes the IRS taxes that date back to 1993. He could face a $250,000 fine and up to three years in prison.
Coe, known around the world for his hit song, “Take This Job and Shove it,” owes nearly $467,000 in unpaid taxes. He owes taxes from 2008 to 2013. The penalties and fees can add up quickly. Click here to watch or read more information on IRS Back Taxes.
Apparently, Coe who is now 76, used his earnings to cover various debts and to feed a gambling habit. Also, he always arranged to be paid in cash, and not in $50 bills which Coe thought were laced with bad luck. His touring schedule included playing 100 concerts a year. He would arrange for his manager to pick up the cash, pay himself, and then split up the rest between Coe and his band members.
The IRS saw this as his attempt to avoid paying taxes.
Coe, has had previous brushes with the law and served time as a result. In the past, he spent significant time behind bars for auto theft and armed robbery. He also had time extended while in jail for killing an inmate. He’s no stranger to controversy.