'Crocodile Dundee' Paul Hogan allowed to return to US

Friday September 3, 2010

Paul Hogan, the star of the hit Crocodile Dundee films, has been allowed to return home to America having been barred from leaving Australia last month over a tax dispute.

The 70-year-old Australian, who lives in Los Angeles, had landed in Sydney to attend his mother's funeral – and was served with an Australian Taxation Order that prevented him from leaving until he settled a multimillion dollar tax bill.

His lawyer said a deal had been reached with officials following a "cordial and co-operative" meeting.

Earlier this week, Paul – married to his Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski – told the press that he was unable to pay "ten per cent of what they are asking."

"I don't have, and never had, the money people think I got," he added.

It has been reported that the Australian Taxation Office were seeking tax on £22.1 million of allegedly undeclared income.

The star has denied any wrong doing and has not been charged with tax evasion.

Photo: © Rex

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