Someone get Jax Taylor a Pumptini stat!
The former Vanderpump Rules star owes a whopping $1.2 million in back taxes!
According to The Sun, Jax currently owes the federal IRS $868,035. Jax’s tax woes go all the way back to 2014 where he still owes $23,000. Between state and federal taxes, including interest, late fees, and penalties, Jax owes a total of more than $1.2 MILLION in back payments.
On a recent Instagram Live, Jax blamed his financial troubles on bad bookkeeping.
“Oh yeah, I had a bad tax situation. I had a bad bookkeeper. We all get bad bookkeepers. I suggest researching your bookkeeper when you pay your taxes because I got f*cked,” he said.
He added: “I’m fixing it. It’s not a big deal.”
On the same IG Live, Jax revealed the ONLY thing he will miss about being on Vanderpump Rules – and that is the paycheck!
“I’m going to miss the paycheck. That’s it. That’s the only thing I’m going to miss,” Jax admitted. “The show made a good decision. I stand with them 100 percent. I love everybody that was on it. I had a great run. Not too many guys can last nine years on a reality show.”
He added: “It’s not fair to the show because I don’t put any effort in anymore. I’m not interested in that lifestyle.”
Meanwhile, Jax’s former VPR co-star Billie Lee claims that Jax was “usually on drugs” during filming.
The former Pump Rules star says the working environment on the show was “toxic.”
“I was around all cis people,” she said on the “2 Servings of Fruit” podcast. “They had their own cliques. They had their own groups. It was very catty.”
According to Billie, Jax Taylor, in particular, was anything but a pleasure to work with.
Jax “very difficult to work with,” she admitted before claiming that Jax was always high during filming.
He was “usually on drugs” during filming, adding that he was often “agitated” and “angry,” but producers let him get away with it.
“They would dance around that behavior,” she noted.
It’s unclear when Pump Rules will return for season 9.