Turns out former Detroit Red Wings sniper Luc Robitaille can scratch off a check as quickly as he can avoid one. Within hours of learning Thursday (from us) that the state of Utah was hunting for him over a $58,000 late tax bill, Robitaille paid up.
You’re welcome, Utah.
What (was) owed:
- The state of Utah filed a $58,380 tax lien against Robitaille and his wife Stacia Robitaille on Jan. 16. The couple owned a $2.6 million estate in Utah, which they recently sold.
Luc Robitaille sounded as good natured as ever Thursday, even though he was $58,380 lighter.
The 45-year-old LA Kings president thought the tax bill might have been tied to the sale of his home and property in Utah, but asked for some time to check with his business manager. Robitaille called back quickly and provided a receipt showing the bill was paid Thursday afternoon.
“I just want to thank you very much,” he said. “I was a little bit nervous. The last thing I want in my life is to not pay my taxes. At least I got my taxes paid and can go to sleep tonight.”