Polo Hit With Tax Bill
Actress Teri Polo is facing a lengthy battle with U.S. revenue chiefs - she owes hundreds of thousands in unpaid taxes.
The Meet the Parents star owes $433,736 (£290,000) in delinquent state and federal taxes, according to official records.
Authorities at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a demand for $91,748 (£61,000) in her home state of Delaware last year (08) and another $114,840 (£76,500) on 7 August (09), citing outstanding income taxes from 2005-2007.
And officials in California are chasing her for money as well, producing a $227,144 (£151,400) lien last year (08).
The star maintains she fell behind with payments after putting her career aside to raise two children and struggling through a costly divorce in 2003.
She will begin making payments in September (09) and will recoup some of the money she owes when she earns a "couple of million" to reprise her role as Ben Stiller's wife in the upcoming 2011 Little Fockers movie, the third in the comedy series, according to her manager Bob MCGowan.
He says, "The bottom line is she does owe the money. But she does have a deal with the IRS and the state of California."