*A company owned by Steve Harvey is said to owe more than $2.1 million in delinquent federal taxes, according to recently filed public records reported by the Detroit News.
The IRS filed a $2,159,204 lien against Wonder Love Inc. on March 8 with the Cook County (Ill.) Recorder of Deeds, the newspaper reported. Harvey is listed as president of the company.
Harvey’s entertainment lawyer Ricky Anderson says Harvey was unaware of the lien.
“He’s certainly unable to give any comment,” Anderson said. “He’s got competent tax counsel in Chicago that handles all of his tax affairs.”
Meanwhile, Harvey, a special correspondent for “Good Morning America,” is teaming with co-host Robin Roberts to honor Denzel Washington at the 1st Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala, to be held Monday, May 3 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
The night will also recognize the achievements of Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada, and State Farm Marketing Vice President Pam El.
With event co-chairs Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Madeline Nelson-Small, Harvey and Roberts kick off an evening of entertainment that will include the musical styling’s of Toni Braxton. Acting couple Boris and Nicole Ari Kodjoe are also expected to attend.
Proceeds from the 1st Annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala benefit the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men. For more information, log onto www.steveharveyfoundation.com.