Teresa Giudice is owning it! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is doing all she can to make “timely” payments and pay off a $17k tax lien.
According to her attorney James J. Leonard Jr., Teresa Giudice is well aware of her outstanding tax debt and is working hard to resolve the issue.
Leonard tells Page Six:
“Ms. Giudice has been aware of her tax obligations for years and makes significant timely monthly payments towards her outstanding tax liabilities and will continue to do so until those liabilities do not exist.”
Court documents show that the RHONJ star was notified on May 3 that she has a new tax lien for over $17k.
Per records, Teresa Giudice looks to owe back taxes in the amounts of $14,611.41 for 2020 and $2,449.91 for 2021.
A source tells Page Six that those smaller tax liens have been settled with the IRS. However, Teresa Giudice still has outstanding IRS debts from 2014 and 2015 that total close to $500k. Those debts remain active and are currently in the process of being paid off.
This isn’t the first time Teresa Giudice has faced issues of unpaid taxes as well as other financial issues.
In 2014, the RHONJ star and her then-husband Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, “including bankruptcy fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and failure to pay taxes.”
The former couple admitted that they hid “assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans.”
Teresa Giudice was sentenced to 11 months in prison for her crimes in October 2014. Joe was sentenced to 48 months behind bars and faced deportation to his native Italy.
A year later, in December 2015, Teresa was released from prison; however, she was soon hit with a $260k tax lien.
Over the years, Teresa has worked hard to pay off her and Joe’s outstanding debts while also taking care of their four daughters as a single mom.
Teresa vowed that “every penny owed will be paid” when it comes to her outstanding tax liabilities.
In 2022, Teresa sold the New Jersey mansion she shared with Joe Giudice for $2m. This came nearly two years after the couple divorced in September 2020 following nearly 20 years of marriage.
Teresa Giudice currently lives in a $3.3 million dollar Montville mansion with her new husband, Louie Ruelas.
Part two of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 reunion airs on Tuesday, June 6.
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Teresa Giudice, a reality TV personality, had a tax lien filed against her for $17,000. The news indicates that she is making ‘timely’ payments on this tax debt.
The specific reasons for Teresa Giudice receiving the tax lien were not mentioned in the news provided. Tax liens are typically issued by the government when a taxpayer fails to pay their taxes owed on time.
As per the news, Teresa Giudice is making ‘timely’ payments on her $17,000 tax lien, indicating that she is taking steps to resolve the issue and fulfill her tax obligations.