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05 / 09 / 23

Celebrities - They're Just Like Us! Stars Who've Faced Back-Tax Troubles

Celebrities – they’re just like us! Even the stars find themselves in back-tax trouble now and again. Who’s in the news recently for debts owed to Uncle Sam? Let’s take a look:

  • Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann has been reported to owe the IRS more than $1.1 million for tax years 2013, 2017, and 2018 jointly with soon-to-be ex-husband Kroy Biermann.
  • It may not be the IRS, but pop star Shakira is currently in a dispute with the Spanish taxing authorities over an allegation that she hasn’t paid $14 million in taxes owed.
  • Todd and Julie Chrisley – reality television stars – recently reported to prison on tax evasion convictions relating to unpaid tax bills as well as unreported income.
  • Other celebrities known for having back-tax issues include Wesley Snipes, Lauryn Hill, Ja Rule, Teresa and Joe Guidice, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, Stephen Baldwin, and many more.

Falling into back tax trouble can happen to anyone – even the rich and famous!