IRS has filed multiple liens against Sheree Whitfield totaling nearly $350K

Sheree Whitfield was on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" for the first four seasons. CREDIT: Bravo

Sheree Whitfield was a full-time cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for the first four seasons and returned season eight as a part-timer. CREDIT: Bravo

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service last month filed a federal tax lien against “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Sheree Whitfield for $4,011.20 in unpaid taxes for calendar year 2014.

Bossip broke the story.  This afternoon, I went over to the Fulton County Superior Court to pick up the lien myself. After hunting around to find the right office, I finally found this lien and several others.

The IRS has filed tax liens on her multiple times going back to 2009. Collectively, the liens total a whopping $348,404.48.

Atlanta real estate attorney Brian Douglas looked at the liens. He saw no cancellations from the IRS indicating Whitfield has paid any of the liens But he said the IRS often doesn’t get around to officially filing cancellations into the public record. So she might have paid off  a portion or all of these taxes but it’s simply not in the public record.

Douglas said it’s easier for self-employed independent contractors to “forget” to pay taxes than folks who are on the payroll of a company where taxes are taken out before they even see the money. He said it appears reality stars such as those on “The Real Housewives” are deemed independent contractors by production companies and are responsible for paying their taxes in full themselves.

She’s not the only local notable who has had trouble with the IRS. Kim Fields, who was on season eight of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” but is not coming back for season nine, owed $212,000 in federal taxes as of last fall, based on an IRS lien. And actress and comedienne Mo’Nique owes nearly $400,000 to the federal government as of early June.

 

Here is how much Whitfield owed each year, based on the liens:

2009: $572.58

2010: $41,180.25

2011: $111,226.58

2012: $125,594.81

2013: $9,133.64

2014: $4,011.20

Whitfield was a full-time member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for the first four seasons from 2008 through 2012 and returned in a more limited role in 2015-16. Various gossip sites say she has been shooting scenes for season nine  but it’s unknown if Bravo has rewarded her with a better-paid gig as a full-time cast member.

She sued an insurance company for $279,940.56 in January regarding a flooding situation at the home she has been building for several years she has dubbed Chateau Sheree.

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Cynthia Watts
Cynthia Watts

Well all that talking and bragging and this happens. Sheree trying to undermine Kenya and her mansion but she's the one living above her means. Girl bye !!!!!!

Barbra Athill
Barbra Athill

Who gonna check you boo?? The IRS \U0001f605\U0001f605\U0001f605

Trish Scott
Trish Scott

Stop giggling, Kenya. It's not nice.

KaShuna Storey
KaShuna Storey

Ursula Benson-Fleury she was being sarcastic \U0001f633

Trish Scott
Trish Scott

She'd WOULD be giggling because she told her on the show a few times that if she needed help with a loan to let her know.

Trish Scott
Trish Scott

Rme. The article doesn't say anything about Kenya. My info comes from real housewives of Atl straight out of Kenya's mouth. Smh

Tennille Stubbs
Tennille Stubbs

We know who is checking her, boo. Yma Aubain Berrocal Amanda Stubbs Margaret Burlison

Faye Edwards
Faye Edwards

Money has make them day " wow" and ignore IRS. That's exactly what's going on with people forget to pay

Tamara Thompson
Tamara Thompson

Alot of people do live out of their means in Atlanta. Its crazy. Runnin up credit cards and renting/ buying upscale places and workin 10 jobs. rofl

Delivery Jones
Delivery Jones

This lady doesn't seem to stay within reach of the IRS. It just shows that she's living beyond her means. If she continues, her next reality show will be 'Real Prison Wives of Georgia.' And with her blunt personality, I don't think she's going to survive. I can see it, now: "Phone Check, She by Sheree!" "Who's gone check me, boo?" "\U0001f44a\U0001f3fe\U0001f4a5."

Be Banks
Be Banks

They all need to stop living pass their means just for TV because it's not helping them..

Mei Seldon Senior
Mei Seldon Senior

Trying to be something that you are not will get you in trouble every time

Carol Lovick
Carol Lovick

She didnt have a job again until back on housewives. So she should arrange with IRS to pay as much as she can n pay final payments when paid from uocoming shiw

Neal Mckeown
Neal Mckeown

When are they going to file Liens on Al Sharpton who allegedly owes $4 Million in back taxes and Seize his Assets?

Ryan Mclean
Ryan Mclean

if only..he gets a pass like crooked killary

Maryanne Kehoe
Maryanne Kehoe

Wasn't she building that house in Buckhead that was still in construction 4 years later that the neighbours were complaining about?