Charlie Sheen Labels IRS Officials Dishonest for Causing Him Financial Turmoil

Owing $5.7 million in tax bill, the former 'Two and a Half Men' star accuses IRS commissioner of power abuse for refusing him of installment payment agreement.

AceShowbiz - Charlie Sheen is heading toward financial turmoil after struggling to pay his whopping $5.7 million (£4.4 million) tax bill.

Back in April, America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slapped the former "Two and a Half Men" star with a $4.9 million (£3.7 million) tax lien.

Due to the 53-year-old actor not being able to pay the bill, the figure has now risen by nearly $1 million, forcing Sheen to file a petition to force to the IRS to re-consider his outstanding balance.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Sheen claims the commissioner at the IRS, John Koskinen, is abusing his power by refusing to allow him to use an installment payment agreement to repay his bill.

The troubled star has already been through a tax appeal hearing, but he has now claimed officials were "dishonest" during the proceedings.

Sheen alleged in his new petition that his huge tax bill is making it impossible for him to conduct his "normal business affairs," and is hindering his ability to get work.

His legal woes come after his father, Martin Sheen, opened up about his son's struggles with drink and drug addiction.

"The best way to heal is to help healing someone else, and it takes one to know one, so you can appreciate what someone's going through if you're gone there yourself," the 78-year-old told Us Weekly.

The "Apocalypse Now" star is a recovering alcoholic, and has been sober for more than 30 years.

"One of the great energies of addiction is the ego," Sheen Snr. explained. "It gets in the way of everything. When you start serving others, then the ego is removed from the equation."

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