Homerun-bashing San Diego Padres bad boy Kevin Mitchell, a member of the 1986 World Series champion New York Mets and the 1989 National League MVP, owes more than $5.2 million in delinquent state taxes, records in California show. Kevin Mitchell was paid an estimated $20 million during a 14-year major-league career with the Mets, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and five other teams. Mitchell, a native San Diegan and now 48, had a stellar career early on with the Mets and Padres. Kevin Mitchell needs today to find real tax relief in California.
Clearly, Mitchell mismanaged his baseball earnings with a combination of bad business management and poor tax planning. If Kevin Mitchell had come to the tax experts at the Tax Resolution Institute, he could have found a positive combination of preventive measures and tax relief solutions. Today, with the huge state tax debt and the bad publicity, Mitchell could still find real tax relief at the Tax Resolution Institute.
Kevin Mitchell was paid an estimated $20 million during a 14-year major-league career with the Mets, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and five other teams. Mitchell, a native San Diegan and now 48, had a stellar career early on with the Mets and Padres.
Kevin Mitchell was known as a bad boy because he is the only known player to be accused of decapitating a cat. Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wrote in his 1999 autobiography, Heat, that he witnessed Mitchell decapitate his girlfriend’s cat with a 12-inch knife. Mitchell denied it, but his bad karma could be catching up with him.
Kevin Mitchell, however, is not the only San Diego resident to wind up on California’s list of the worse tax debtors. In fact, when the California Franchise Tax Board released its list of major individuals and corporations with the largest tax delinquencies, three of the top eight are from San Diego County. They are Jeffry C. Howard, $5.4 million, fifth; Kevin Mitchell $5.2 million, sixth, and Michael Fanghella $4.1 million, eighth. Since they are all personal income tax delinquencies, Kevin Mitchell finds himself right in the middle of the list of San Diego’s worse delinquent taxpayers.
Since San Diego is right in the Tax Resolution Institute’s backyard and some of our most respected tax experts work and practice in San Diego, San Diegans like Kevin Mitchell with severe tax problems should contact the Tax Resolution Institute. The tax experts at TRI can find tax relief and real tax solutions for severe tax problems.
About Peter Y. Stephan
Peter Y. Stephan, executive director of the Tax Resolution Institute, has been helping people resolve large, complex payroll tax problems and personal income tax problems for over 25 years. Peter has written a book "The Ultimate Tax Resolution Guide" and speaks on Tax Resolution topics frequently.