The Manzo’s may need to get back on reality TV and cash in on those Bravo paychecks, because they allegedly owe almost over $500,000 in taxes on The Brownstone!
There’s been many stories over the years about unpaid taxes on The Brownstone, and according to NJ.Com, they’re in hot water with the IRS once again!
The popular North Jersey banquet venue currently owes $381,179 in city property taxes! It looks like it’s not totally on the Brownstone though, the property was re-evaluated and their taxes have nearly doubled since 2015!
“Taxes owed on the iconic banquet hall, which featured prominently in early seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, doubled from $70,000 a year to nearly $143,000 a year after the city’s property revaluation in 2015, according to The Paterson Times,” a report explained.
The Brownstone has been a North Jersey staple for years, but sky-rocketed to fame from RHONJ. It’s located on West Broadway, is owned by the family of Albert Manzo. Apparently, Al, “was appointed as a deputy mayor by mayor Jose ‘Joey’ Torres,” according to the report.
Not only is the Brownstone a place for milestone celebrations, but for city sponsored events as well. The report claimed, “Torres and others have held election events at The Brownstone over the years.”
This report obtained by NJ.Com implies that Al and the mayor Jose Torres are quite close, and it turns out Jose Torres has a reputation of being corrupt, which isn’t a good look for the Al or his family.
“Torres was indicted earlier this year with three public works supervisors for allegedly conspiring to have city employees perform work on a private property connected to the mayor’s family,” a bombshell report recorded.
Beyond the $381,179 Al owes to the city, a different report cited that he also owes $208,012.77 in state taxes from 2015!
When it comes to businesses, the tax situation is different than personal taxes, but ultimately, if you owe, you owe! This isn’t a good look for their family, who happily lives their lives in the public eye, at least they did.
Their show Manzo’d With Children was recently cancelled, and it appears that the Manzo’s have returned back to living a low-key New Jersey life!
We’ll let you know if anyone in their family comments on The Brownstone’s latest money woes, but typically they like to keep quiet on stories like this; especially because the report included emphasizes Al’s association with the corrupt mayor Jose Torres!