Game, set, match to the IRS
Just before the start of this year’s French Open Tournament, news spread that Murphy Jensen,a doubles champion from the 1993 French Open, was neck deep in hot water with the Internal Revenue Service and two state tax agencies.
Jensen, age 41, is a former Atlanta resident now living in Santa Monica, California. Here’s a summary of what he owes: $759,294 in delinquent federal taxes to the IRS, $121,464 to the state of California for back taxes from 2000 to 2003 and 2005 to 2007, and $156,007 in back taxes to the state of Georgia relating to income from 1995 to 1998.
Jensen and his brother Luke competed as doubles partners in the 1993 French Open. The two entered Roland Garros (the official title of the French Open, named for a French aviator and fighter pilot) as an unseeded duo and won. The press at the time lauded the brothers for bringing a great deal of personality to the tennis world, which had a reputation for being rather stuffy.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.