“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley and her husband Paul have had tax liens filed against them due to not paying taxes for several years. The reality tv star and her husband are accused of owing a total of $1 million to the IRS according to The Blast. The IRS has filed two federal tax liens over unpaid tax bills. The first was filed against the couple for unpaid taxes totaling $635,887.23. The Blast reported that a second lien was filed against just Paul for failing to pay an additional $289,423.67 in taxes. The IRS is starting the process of seizing Dorit and Paul’s assets if the couple does not take steps to pay the taxes they owe.
The tax trouble comes as the couple already faces other financial troubles. Paul was hit with a $1.2 million judgment over years of unpaid loans. They also have been hit with a judgment from the Bellagio Hotel and Casino over a $3.6 million casino marker Paul had been working to pay off.
Tax liens are usually filed against taxpayers when the IRS wants to protect its interest. Liens are usually filed against your home, cars, boats or property. In the event you try to sell that asset, the lien will make any money from the sale go to the IRS instead of you. If you have other creditors who have liens against the same asset, the money will first go to the creditors and then any leftover money will be given to the IRS. The quickest way to get an IRS lien released is to either pay the taxes you owe or to get into a resolution with the IRS. Sometimes the IRS will keep liens on the property even if a resolution is reached, just to protect their interest in the property.
If you’re in tax trouble or have had liens placed on your property like the Kemsley’s, Polston Tax can help. Our team of tax attorneys can help you not only get into an IRS resolution that will help you settle your tax debt but they can also help you get tax liens removed from your property. Call us at 844-841-9857 or click below to schedule a free consultation.