A broke twenty-something hipster was hit with a $175,000,000 tax bill. When asked about his shocking tax debt he responds:
"What's the IRS?"
Marcos Esparza Bofill emigrated to the United States from Spain to try his luck as a day-trader. He lost money while he was here and before he left he was barely surviving. If this is all true, how the hell could he owe the IRS $175 Million in tax debt?
Here's the Deal:
- Marcos Esparza Bofill did not file his taxes for the year he was living in New York
- The IRS followed every transaction he made, coming up with an annual income of $500 Million
- According to IRS documents posted on The Smoking Gun, Esparza owes $172,101,056.48 on his unfiled 2006 tax return.
Though friends are speaking out saying Esparza's modest apartment and lifestyle mean the debt is a big mistake, it's a little strange that a "broke hipster" has $500 million to trade in stock, isn't it?
"He lives a very modest life," an anonymous friend said of Esparza Bofill. "So just to think that all of a sudden he owes $172 million is pretty ridiculous."