Richard Dent working with IRS to reduce $1.16
Richard Dent working with IRS to reduce $1.16M he owes
Dent: 'I have no problem in meeting my obligations'
By Fred Mitchell, Tribune reporter 8:39 p.m. CDT, April 27, 2011
Former Bears defensive end Richard Dent, who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, told the Tribune on Wednesday that he is working with the Internal Revenue Service to reduce the reported $1.16 million the federal government contends he owes in delinquent taxes.
"I have no problem in meeting my obligations. I just think that we are definitely working through that number they have," said Dent. "Negotiations have been taking place within the last week. So I have no problem with this."
The IRS placed a $1,160,056 tax lien against Dent on March 8 in DeKalb County (Ga.) Superior Court, according to an article in the Detroit News Tax Watch Dog website.
"I have been working on this with (the IRS) for a little bit of time," said Dent, the Super Bowl XX MVP and the Bears' all-time leader in quarterback sacks. "I know the (taxes owed) number is nowhere near that, but it will be taken care of.
"Nobody can get a pass from the IRS. I'm not running from them. I think they will agree to a number that is nowhere near what they are speaking of."