Palm Beach and New York PR maven Shamin Abas‘ company, which counts International Polo Club Palm Beach, Worth Avenue and U.S. polo star Nic Roldan among its clients, owns a boat-load of back taxes, according to two liens filed in Palm Beach County by the Internal Revenue Service.
The West Palm Beach-based company fronted by the British-accented Abas, the co-owner of the now-shuttered Tsunami restaurant at CityPlace, owes $25,735 in unpaid income taxes for 2010 and 2011, according to the documents, and another $2,839 for the first quarter of 2012.
Hottie Abas, who’s in her early 40s, built up her firm to a major presence in the area over the course of about five years. At one point, it boasted at least a dozen employees. Last year, however, Abas’ partner, David Sabin, left the firm to start his own. One of his main clients remains the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival.
Sabin said he didn’t know anything about the liens.
“I’m surprised,” he said about the liens.
Former cruise line performer-turned- socialite Abas commented: “News must be drying up if you’re writing up about something that was a mistake from a bookkeeper last year and which has long been resolved.”
Abas added the company is making timely deposits to Uncle Sam in a timely manner.