Saturday, May 01, 2010

Aretha Franklin Fails to Pay Tax Bill

It was less than 2 years ago when Aretha Franklin paid off a $190,000 delinquent tax bill, but she has found herself in trouble with Uncle Sam once again. It was reported that the state of Michigan filed a lien against Franklin in the amount of $11,076.

This is the latest in a string of late payments and debt that drew headlines two years ago. Franklin paid off those debts and took her lien-free pipes -- and hat -- to President Obama's inauguration last year.

But Franklin also owes 2009 delinquent taxes of $33,729 on her Bloomfield Hills home, according to the Oakland County Treasurer's Office. If unpaid, she would face foreclosure in 2012.

What's owed

The state of Michigan filed an $11,076 lien against Franklin on March 23 with the Oakland County Register of Deeds. According to the lien, the income taxes were assessed Dec. 11, 2009.

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