Celebrity News site, TMZ, recently reported: “Jon Gosselin became a free man in 2009 — problem is, he allegedly snubbed the State of Pennsylvania in the process … and now, the schlubby reality dad’s been hit with a $39K tax lien.
If you recall, 2009 was the year Jon and Kate went splitsville … scoring them both more publicity — i.e. paid interviews and appearances — than either could’ve imagined.
But according to docs filed in Berks County, Pennsylvania … Jon still failed to dish out the necessary cash to the government that year … resulting in the massive tax bill.
Let’s hope he saved some of that sweet reality cash … ’cause while the bill might’ve been a doable amount back then, it’s gonna be a pain in 2013 … considering Jon works a totally normal person job now.
Thank God he bought all those Ed Hardy shirts while he had the chance… Multiple attempts to reach Jon were unsuccessful.”
Virginia Bankruptcy Attorney Richard ‘Trey’ Mattox III comments on the case:
“Jon Gosselin has had a tax lien filed against him in the amount of 39 thousand dollars. The lien includes unpaid taxes from 2009 which was the year that he infamously separate from his then wife Kate. In essence a tax lien is the government’s legal claim against all of your property, real and personal. After a tax lien has attached, it can severely affect your ability to get credit. Furthermore, a tax lien cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, and therefore, the lien will continue after bankruptcy. As opposed to a tax levy, a tax lien does not authorize the government to take your property. However, if you do not make arrangements to settle the tax debt, it is likely the government will impose a tax levy where the IRS will seize and sell all of your property. Therefore, it is very important for Jon Gosselin to make arrangements with the IRS to settle the tax debt before the government would move forward with a tax levy and seize his property.”