Prince fails to comply with summons by IRS on behalf of France

Prince (Getty Images)

Prince (Getty Images)

Soul music legend Prince is being asked by the IRS on behalf of France, to answer to his income tax liability in the European country for the years 2009 and 2010. Bloomberg.com reports Prince has not responded to either summons. The French revenue services believe Prince earned money in France during the years in question.

The Internal Revenue Service said Prince Rogers Nelson, known as the recording artist Prince, failed to comply with a summons issued on behalf of French tax authorities.

The IRS asked the pop singer to appear in response to a request from its French counterpart “to examine the French income tax liability of Mr. Prince Rogers Nelson for tax years 2009 and 2010,” according to the documents filed yesterday in federal court in Minneapolis.

Nelson hasn’t responded, the IRS said. The petition asks the court to enforce the summons. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Oct. 18 before U.S. District Judge David S. Doty

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