Bruce Springsteen Reveals Why He Didn’t Pay Taxes In The 70s

Bruce Springsteen Reveals Why He Didn't Pay Taxes In The 70s

Bruce Springsteen is opening up about getting into some trouble with the law for not paying his taxes.

The 67-year-old musician explained that back in the 1970s, he didn’t know anyone who was paying their taxes!

“First of all, I never met anyone in New Jersey who paid any taxes! We never paid any taxes,” Bruce said during a Tribeca Talk.

He added, “Then when we got with [manager] Mike Appel. He was handling all our business and his thing was, ‘We’re not paying any f**king taxes.’ So, years went by and…all of this time went by. Nobody’s paying taxes — me, the band, no one I know.”

Bruce explained that the IRS caught up to him when they noticed him on the cover of Time magazine in 1975.

“They came after us and I had to work for a couple years for somebody else every night. Then we had to pay lawyers. In 1980, I think I had about $20,000 to my name,” Bruce added.