Vail’s Lindsey Vonn owes $1.7 million in taxes

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Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn

VAIL, Colo. – Olympic ski champ and Vail resident Lindsey Vonn owes the federal government $1.7 million in back taxes, according to the Detroit News.

Citing public records, the newspaper says the IRS filed a $1,705,437 tax lien against Vonn on April 2 in Nevada.

In a message posted on her Facebook page, Vonn says she is working to erase the debt.

“I am disappointed with this situation,” she wrote. “I just recently became aware of the outstanding balance and I have done everything in my power to settle it immediately. The money owed was for the 2010 tax year, which was filed on time, and it has been paid in full. This is an important lesson for me. Not being in control of my finances and relying on someone else who you believed had your best interest at heart was a mistake and one I will not make twice.”

Vonn is in the process of divorcing Thomas Vonn, who served as her coach. The couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement, according to the New York Times.

Vonn’s high-profile sponsors include Red Bull, Under Amour, Rolex and Proctor and Gamble.