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Floyd: IRS just wants to be a part of the “Money May” show!

Floyd Mayweather claims Uncle Sam just wants in on his promotion.

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Floyd Mayweather urges fans not to buy into media reports about his outstanding tax debt with the US government. In fact, according to Mayweather, Uncle Sam is only on his case because he desperately wants to be apart of the promotion for his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor.

Just a few hours ago, Mayweather took to Instagram to show off what appears to be ledger for what he says were tax payments made to the government in 2015. He also wrote this in the caption:

“Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts. Uncle Sam received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want? I'm sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right? Bottom line, everybody just wants to be a part of the "Money May" show, including the IRS! That's fine, you can crunch numbers all day but in the end, my empire is rock solid and intact! Now Calculate That!”

Mayweather’s tax attorney, Jeffrey Morse, also spoke to FightHype about the IRS story, offering this explanation on Floyd’s tax debt:

“If [Floyd] wanted to pay it, he could pay it today, but again, he's just making a financial decision to defer it because it's better for him in the long run. I've represented Floyd since 2006; that's 11 years. In 11 years, he's never had any liens or levies that are acted upon. We've always had agreements with the IRS on how he's going to pay his tax. We've utilized the rules and regulations that allow us to defer it when it made sense. Sometimes it didn't make sense, so he just paid the tax immediately, but in 11 years, he's always paid his tax. That's why when I see the stories, I think it's kind of interesting that people are even interested in this because it's never been the case that Floyd has never paid his tax. He's always paid. Some of the articles I read said, ‘Floyd is asking the IRS to wait for the McGregor fight before he pays his tax.’ No he's not. That's not what he asked. He has an upcoming liquidity event, which he doesn't need to tell the world about. We have not tied his tax liability to this fight.”

Bottom line: Floyd gon’ be alright.

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