Robert De Niro – Actor – $6,410,449.20

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Tom Paine 12 Comments

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February 26, 2015, 11:16PM EST update:

According to The Daily Mail, De Niro was unaware of his outstanding 2013 income tax bill until very recently. Apparently the actor’s Tribeca condo has a rather full mailbox overflowing with Uncle Sam’s love letters.

“He had a check for the full amount [$6,410,449.20] hand delivered to the IRS this morning,” state De Niro’s people via the venerable Daily Mail. Don’t forget to add the penalties and interest, Robert!

We’ll dig up our favorite septuagenarian’s Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien once it becomes public record in a few weeks. Quite an eventful launch for us at but certainly not the last story we’ll break.

Here’s the original lien filed in February:

Download full PDF of Robert De Niro’s $6,410,449.20 tax lien

Deniro, Robert Lien Picture

April 4, 2015, 1:18PM EST update:

As promised, Mr. De Niro has paid off his IRS tax lien. Unfortunately, the federal government has already spent his $6.4M+ in the time it’s taken to write this sentence.

Robert De Niro IRS Lien Release (full PDF)



  • Clayton says:

    The IRS must have targeted DeNiro. It seems unusual
    for them to assess and lien so fast after tax return filed.
    The 2013 return was initially due April 15, 2014, but many, probably most, higher income people get extensions until October 15. So, looks like the assessment was made just 5 weeks after later deadline. And, it would take some time for an audit and processing before an assessment or lien.

  • Chuck says:

    DeNiro reports the lien went to wrong address and upon learning about it he immediately paid it in full.

    • Jim M. says:

      Wrong address? Yo mama! De Niro has accountants, admin staff, etc. to pick up his mail, wherever it is sent. Why he did not pay the damned tax and then file an amended tax return is beyond me. The penalty that a tax lien generates is brutal.

      I must admit that the tax lien was processed pretty quickly, but $6,400,000 is a hefty tax balance for an individual, and likely drew the curious attention of the IRS officers.

  • DMO says:

    Anyone notice the 4th amendment to the US Constitution?
    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Warrant is a written instrument ,also known as a writ and MUST be supported by oath or affirmation. Then one will see the Notice of Federal Tax Lien carries no such oath. This requirement is also declared in 26 USC 6065.
    “any return, declaration, statement, or other document required to be made under any provision of the internal revenue laws or regulations shall contain or be verified by a written declaration that it is made under the penalties of perjury.” The reason these liens are not issued under oath is because they are fraudulent.

    • Reality says:

      … and are you familiar with reality? The world we live in? Where hundreds of years of case law make up the common law regime we live under?

      Where specious arguments like that get people in trouble because down here in the real world, those matters have been established for quite some time and courts have determined everything you say is incorrect?

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  • Judy Houghton says:

    Why are no tax liens being made on all the federal employees who owe tax, about $3 billion according to reports?

    • Andrew says:

      I’m sure there are thousands of liens filed on federal employees but we have some issues keeping us from identifying them:

      1. A tax lien doesn’t show a person’s place of employment.
      2. There’s no official list of federal employees.
      3. We don’t report on non-public figures.

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