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LITHONIA, GA – SEPTEMBER 26: Bishop Eddie Long gives a sermon where he addressed sex scandal allegations at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church September 26, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch was accused of luring young men into sexual relationships, has told his congregation of thousands that he denies all the allegations and that all people must face painful and distasteful situations. (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

Feds Say Megachurch Preacher Owes IRS More Than $300K

The IRS apparently doesn’t care if you’re dead or not – they still want their money.

Case in point: the Department of Treasury’s Small Business/Self-Employed department just hit recently deceased Bishop Eddie Long for a lien for some $335,000 in back taxes, BOSSIP has learned.

The controversial megachurch leader – who became infamous after several young men accused him of sexual impropriety – died of cancer six months ago, leaving his wife, Vanessa, and children behind.

But his death didn’t stop Uncle Sam for filing the lien May 9 for income he made in 2015. In total, the IRS wants $335,216.34 from Long’s estate. The eye-popping tax amount means Long must have been raking in the dough almost right up until his death.

The IRS doesn’t mess around with collecting on debts, and if his estate doesn’t cough up the cash, the feds can seize his assets, cash and properties.



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