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Ya gotta love it!

Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:22 am

Survivor winner Richard Hatch has been found guilty of tax evasion, and faces up to 13 years in prison. Serves the jerk right. And let me state for the record that it's not because he's gay that I can't stand the a$$wipe. Gay, bi, or straight he's simply a colossal jerk who needed a come-uppance! Looks like he's going to get one.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:30 am

He claims that he wasnt told he would have to pay tax before the show started.
Surely he must have been told that or it was in the contract.

I would have thought that it would have been tax free anyway.

How many gameshow winners have to pay tax on their winnings?

I dont think he is being greedy and if the prize was a $1million then that is what he should get.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:36 am

Sean Ryan wrote:How many gameshow winners have to pay tax on their winnings?


Actually, I was under the impression that they all had to. Perhaps if the winnings exceeded a certain amount?

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:58 am

That's what he gets for running around naked on TV! hehe.... Hey but maybe he wants to go to prison.... if you get my drift. lol To make another one of his dreams come true. :smt008

JEFF d
Elvis fan

Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:31 am

I don't watch the show. Never have, never will. But is the same guy that was on Battlestar Galactica and Streets Of San Francisco?

jeff R

Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:30 am

jeffreyjames wrote:I don't watch the show. Never have, never will. But is the same guy that was on Battlestar Galactica and Streets Of San Francisco?

jeff R


No, he was the first winner on Survivor, he's a very annoying arrogant person.

JEFF d
Elvis fan

Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:41 am

I think anyone winning stuff has always had to pay taxes!! Even WAY back when I started work, my principal's wife went on a game show and she said the answers were posted, but that people didn't give the correct answer because they had to pay taxes on the prizes. So she came home with a spiffy red sports car that my principal drove to work every day!! Is spiffy a really dated word?? :smt045
sue

Re: Ya gotta love it!

Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:08 pm

Pete Dube wrote:And let me state for the record that it's not because he's gay that I can't stand the a$$wipe.


Sure Pete. Anything you say. We believe you. :wink:

Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:13 pm

On the trivia gameshow in the UK, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, all the money prizes are tax-free.The host Chris Tarrant says this all the time on the show.

Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:23 pm

Yeah, I always understood game show prize money was tax free.

do you pay tax on winnings at a Casino ?