Lindsey Vonn Corrects $1.7 Million Tax Blunder

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 16, 2012 7:01 pm

As one of the world’s most dynamic and successful women skiers, Lindsay Vonn has a lot to celebrate. Currently ranked first in four World Cup disciplines (Overall, Downhill, Super-G, Super Combined), her performance on the hill during the 2011/2012 skiing was nothing short of historic.

Off the hill however, it is no secret the professional skier has been battling her share of personal challenges. In November, Lindsey announced that she and Thomas Vonn, her husband of four years, were getting a divorce. Now, it is being reported that Vonn has one more tribulation to address: taxes.

According to the Daily Mail Reporter, Vonn and her estranged husband, owe $1.7 million to the IRS in back taxes stemming from their 2010 filing. Not the first professional athlete to experience a misstep with tax filings, Vonn has taken quick action to correct the mistake.

On Sunday, Vonn posted the following message on her Facebook page saying she had paid off the more than $1.7 million she owed in back taxes.

“I am disappointed with this situation. I just recently became aware of the outstanding balance, and I have done everything in my power to settle it immediately. The money owed was for the 2010 tax year, which was filed on time, and it has been paid in full. This is an important lesson for me. Not being in control of my finances and relying on someone else who you believed had your best interest at heart was a mistake and one I will not make twice.”