When average people become famous seemingly overnight, they can go from earning average paychecks to bringing in thousands of dollars per week. When income changes drastically like this, it’s important to work with a tax professional to make sure that proper income taxes are paid.
Unfortunately, not all people do this and they can easily get into trouble with the IRS. Just take case of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, of “Jersey Shore” fame. The Situation and his brother, Marc, got themselves into quite the predicament with the IRS after allegedly failing to properly pay taxes on close to $9 million in come.