*Kim Zolciak and her NFL playing husband Kroy Biermann are reportedly in financial trouble…again.
According to Radar Online, just weeks after the star of Bravo’s “Don’t Be Tardy…” was forced to take out a $300,000 loan to finish construction on her Atlanta mansion, she’s been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back taxes — or evacuate the premises.
According to tax documents obtained by Radar, Zolciak and Biermann were recently served with two tax liens: one from the City of Milton, Georgia, for $1,665.26, and the other from the State of Georgia and Fulton county for $10,572.67. Zolciak and Biermann were notified that they must pay the money within 90 days of the liens’ January 9 and 11 issuance dates. That gives them until April 11 to make good with their money, or the home could be seized.
Brian McKnight attends Los Angeles Confidential’s Annual Pre-Emmy Kick-Off Celebration Hosted By Morena Baccarin at Mr. C Beverly Hills on September 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California
*Brian McKnight claims his accountant was so fraudulent, so deceptive, the money man stooped to secretly getting a United States congressman to help cover up his misdeeds, reports TMZ.
McKnight has filed a lawsuit against Vernon Brown and Company, claiming Brown ruined his life by failing to pay any of Brian’s taxes for close to a decade, resulting in more than a million dollars in back taxes, and an additional $500,000 in penalties and interest.
In the lawsuit, McKnight claims Brown knew he screwed up and secretly contacted Congressman Henry Waxman and gave him a phony sob story that got Waxman to contact the IRS and get McKnight back on an installment plan.
*On the eve of her release today from the federal correctional institution in Danbury, Conn., Lauryn Hill dropped a new track called “Consumerism.”
In a post on her Tumblr page, the former Fugees singer writes, “‘Consumerism’ is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in.”
Hill ended her three-month stint in prison today (Oct. 4) after being sentenced earlier this year for failing to pay close to $1 million in taxes over the last decade. The 38-year-old Grammy winner is now under parole supervision for a year, with the first three months spent under house arrest.
Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in a federal court in New Jersey last year, admitting she snubbed the IRS of three years’ worth of federal income taxes on more than $1.8 million that she earned between 2005 and 2007.
The mother-of-six was sentenced to jail time in May despite paying off a court-ordered retribution sum of $554,000 that she owed the IRS and additional state taxes and penalties (totaling close to $1 million) prior to her hearing for tax-evasion charges in New Jersey.
Recording artist K.Michelle onstage during at 106 & Park Live presented by Coke during the 2013 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles
*“Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” singer K. Michelle has been hit with a bill for unpaid taxes totaling more than $52,000.
The Internal Revenue Service filed a lien against the reality star alleging she owes $47,700 from 2008 and $4,700 for 2009, according to TMZ.
Singer Michelle hit headlines earlier this year for slapping her “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” co-star MiMi Faust.
K’s singing career took off when she signed with Jive records. In 2009, she released a single with Missy Elliott. Things slowed down afterward, until she signed on for “Love” in 2012.
Lauryn Hill’s mugshot taken Aug. 12, 2012 for failing to file tax returns between 2005 and 2007, during which time she earned $1.8 million.
*Lauryn Hill says she didn’t bother to pay taxes for three years and stayed out of the public eye for so long because of threats to herself and her family.
According to TMZ, the singer filed legal docs asking for mercy before her sentencing later this month, explaining why she failed to file tax returns for 2005, ’06 and ’07 when she earned more than $1.8 million. She has already pleaded guilty and faces several years in prison.
The former Fugees member said she stopped paying taxes “when she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family.” No details about the threats were given.
Lauryn is seeking probation and wants the court to consider other factors before her sentencing, including her claim that she can pay off the debt much faster if she’s not behind bars.
Hill faces the judge on April 22.