NeNe Leakes owes more than $800,000 to the IRS

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Nene Leakes attends The Hill & Extra's 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend Party at the Embassy of Canada on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 29: Nene Leakes attends The Hill & Extra’s 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Weekend Party at the Embassy of Canada on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday, August 18, 2016

For the fourth time in the past year, a local celebrity is not paying their taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Following in the footsteps of Kim Fields (who appeared for one season on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” this year), Oscar winning actress Mo’Nique and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” veteran Sheree Whitfield, RHOA’s most prominent star NeNe Leakes owes more than $800,000 in back taxes to the IRS.

The Daily Mail broke the story. 

The IRS filed the tax lien last month for $824,366.01 in Gwinnett County federal court in Lawrenceville. The taxes cover 2014, a busy year for the woman who likes to brag how wealthy she is. And given the tax total, she easily generated more than $1 million in income that year.

In 2014, she participated in ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” She was also making recurring appearances on Fox’s “Glee” and appeared full time in seasons six and seven of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” She took part in Broadway’s “Cinderella.” And she introduced her clothing line on HSN that summer.

If she doesn’t pay up, the IRS has the option to seize her assets.

She purchased a $2.1 million home last year in Sugarloaf Country Club in Gwinnett County.

Since Leakes is considered self employed, she is responsible for paying her own taxes. Salaried employees typically have a chunk of their taxes taken out before they see any money in their bank accounts, making it more difficult to skirt payment.

 

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Kim Sims Diaz
Kim Sims Diaz

I don't care who you are or if you are black , white , green or purple . If you owe that kind of money you are living way beyond your means . She needs to scale down . Her 15 minutes of fame won't last forever .

Beverly Williams
Beverly Williams

Wow she should hv known better. All tht cheese she wszmkn!!!\U0001f620o well join the crew

Peggy Grace
Peggy Grace

That's bout how much she spent on plastic surgery & blonde wigs

Cynthia Levy
Cynthia Levy

Ok she's allowed to owe taxes. She's gonna pay them!!

Donnea Anderson
Donnea Anderson

Who cares? There are important things going on in the world that actually effect our lives. This superficial, materialistic chick's tax evasion isn't one of them.

Carmen Smith
Carmen Smith

Go back and get that Donald trump check u loser!!!!!!

Deborah Hartman
Deborah Hartman

Wait Whaaat??!!! I thought she was RICH???\U0001f612

Jeanette Aguirre
Jeanette Aguirre

LOOSER PAY YOUR TAXES LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE. PATHETIC HIPOCRITE!!!!!!!!

Dora Guajardo
Dora Guajardo

Maybe she should return her nose!\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Ken Seigler
Ken Seigler

No No...Ne Ne! Nah Nah Nah Nah...Kiss her goodbye.

Julia Johnson
Julia Johnson

Let her work with a loan officer, most blacks have not been restored to this side of the banking system asking for our Hebrew house to be restored but she can consolidate her bills where she can pay off, 10years. Considering most celebs income is based off their careers.

Tammy Thomas
Tammy Thomas

Can't claim it all.. You must pay the man.

Jere Brower
Jere Brower

Another one of these people living outside of their means and don't have their finances in order. So typical.

Judy Warren
Judy Warren

what else is new? they buy the mansions and never pay the taxes.....WTF is wrong with these ppl? she's an idiot anyways.....

David Gaines
David Gaines

Most stars who are in the entertainment field don't have their taxes dedicated from their earnings which leads to situations like this. It could happen to anyone who doesn't have the proper management of their finances.

Theresa Orelus
Theresa Orelus

She can give them her nose ,her eyes,her lips her tummy,and her butt,and that will settle her taxes.She rich.No pun intented.

Diane Cannon
Diane Cannon

Well This IS WHat I mean.Trump owes taxes why aren't these same people jumping over NeNe should be jumping over his racist butt .Double Standards!!! NENE PAY YOUR DAM TAXES !!!

Dona Elaine Hubbs
Dona Elaine Hubbs

Where in the hell did you get this information? DJT doesn't owe a dime in taxes.

c130a
c130a

Sounds like you're the racist.

Jim Cortina
Jim Cortina

What's the big deal, she's just on the Donald Trump tax plan.

John Smith
John Smith

Sounds more like the Al Sharpton tax plan..

Jim Cortina
Jim Cortina

I was talking about the tax plan where the State of NJ forgave $25 Million in tax arrears to the Trump Casino in Atlantic City (the one that just went bankrupt AGAIN). But if y'all think a man who doesn't pay contractors or taxes is going to help this economy, you're dumber than you look.

Dona Elaine Hubbs
Dona Elaine Hubbs

If she was on the Trump plan she'd only owe half this much, since he's cutting taxes by 50%, and eliminating federal income tax for couples earning less than $50,000.

Holly Lynn
Holly Lynn

OMG nobody cares! I'm poverty level and owe no money to the IRS!

Olivia Howell
Olivia Howell

I have to pay my taxes, why should she be any different.

Jojo Aronstein
Jojo Aronstein

If you owe 50,000.00 or more to the government , Obama will confiscate your passport.

Earl Capps
Earl Capps

How can this possibly be allowed while others are crucified for owing taxes and even put in jail!!!

Mike Morton
Mike Morton

Call the Al Sharpton tax accountants...

Mike Morton
Mike Morton

Is that all you got? LOL...I doubt you even know who your mammie is.

Nikia Clifton
Nikia Clifton

Call your moms accountant, I know she is a crook.

Marcia Hampton
Marcia Hampton

I see most of us agree on both sides. Wrong is wrong.

Jeff Gibbs
Jeff Gibbs

Sharpton must be selling : How to avoid paying taxes .