Conan O’Brien on Back Taxes Debocle: It's Just a Mail Mix-Up

Posted Monday June 23, 2014 2:05 PM GMT

Causing quite the stir in the Hollywood headlines on Monday (June 23), Conan O’Brien reportedly got slapped with a penalty from the IRS after missing nearly $8,000 in back taxes on his family’s home in Westerly, R.I.

Making sure to avoid an unnecessary drama, the LA-based comedian stated that he would have paid the IRS sooner if he knew there was an issue. Via a statement this afternoon, the "Conan" host told press, "As soon as I was made aware that the tax bill on my parents' house was being mailed to the wrong address, I paid the bill immediately. The problem has been corrected. I am grateful to the reporter at the Westerly Sun who spotted this error and notified me."

Property records were obtained by the Associated Press and the house is listed in Conan’s parents’ name and is valued around $723,000. It was reportedly set to head to auction on Tuesday (June 24) due to delinquent tax bills.

The house isn't going anywhere since Conan took care of the $8,000 tax bill at the end of last week.

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