PAUL Hogan has come out fighting against the tax man, declaring he will risk bankruptcy before he pays.
Against his lawyer's advice, Hogan spoke for the first time last night - proving he hasn't lost his sense of humour despite being made a virtual prisoner in Australia.
The Aussie larrikin said he didn't owe the Australian Tax Office anything and couldn't afford to pay their bill anyway.
"I can't pay it, I can't pay 10 per cent of what they are asking for," Hogan said.
"But they don't want 10 per cent. I can't even pay 2 per cent - bugger them.
"I'm not as rich as people think I am."
Describing Tax Office officials as having "no class" and barely human, Hogan said he would not give in to their pressure...