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Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Less than a decade ago, Charlie Sheen was the highest-paid actor on television, making $1.8 million per episode on his popular CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." But this was before the actor's famous meltdown that got him fired from the lucrative show and all his dirty laundry was put out before the public. Sheen has spent the last several years out of the public eye, but unfortunately, the behavior that led to the actor's fall from grace, which included decades of reckless spending, is still catching up to him. Earlier this year, when a federal tax lien was filed against Sheen, it was revealed the actor owes the IRS almost $5 million for the 2015 tax year. 

This isn't the first time Sheen has been involved with tax woes, but in the past, Sheen played a more heroic  role. In 2012, after learning about actress Lindsay Lohan's massive tax debt, Sheen loaned his "Scary Movie 5" co-star $100,000 to help cover the bills. However, it's unlikely Lohan will be able to return the favor. In December 2017, the news broke that Lohan still owed the IRS over $100,000 in taxes from 2010, 2014, and 2015. 

Sheen's latest drama is just the tip of the financial iceberg. In 2016, the actor was sued by American Express for an unpaid balance of $287,879.28. That same year, Sheen was also sued by both his ex-wives over legal batties regarding financial and child support. 

In the midst of all the bad publicity, it seems like Sheen is taking steps to deal with his financial mess. In February 2018, shortly after the tax lien was filed, Sheen listed his 9,000-square-foot mansion for sale for $9,999,999. If it sells, I'm sure the IRS will take any and all equity left over after the mortgages are paid off. 

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