So next time you see Ozzy Osbourne appearing on another crappy reality show with his family, you’ll know that financial motives were behind it (as if that was ever questionable). According to the NY Daily News and TMZ, the Prince Of Darkness and wife/manager Sharon Osbourne owe more than $1.7 million in taxes to the IRS. In documents filed by the IRS, the couple reportedly owe $718,948.25 for 2008 and another $1.03 million for 2009. Well, at least their children/reality TV co-stars will hopefully learn from their parents mistakes and… oh, daughter Kelly Osbourne also reportedly owes $34,000 in taxes as well. Oops.
In a posting via Twitter this past Saturday (April 8), Mrs. Osboure appeared to have taken “responsibility” for their current issues with the IRS, saying:
“You can’t rely on anyone but yourself. You have to be on top of your own business affairs. My fault……..lesson learned”
Further proving she’s taking responsibility for her actions, Sharon posted another tweet yesterday (April 11) saying:
“Just because you’re paying someone doesn’t mean they’re doing the job correctly.”
While celebrities have been known to face some hard time for their tax tardiness (oh Wesley Snipes…), it’s unlikely that the Osbournes will have further problems making right with the IRS and most likely won’t be spending time in jail. It would, though, be the most tame crime Ozzy served jail time for.