Tori Spelling has been hit with another huge bill to pay and this time it’s bigger than ever. The state of California hit Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, with a tax lien of $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes in 2014. Yikes.
A tax lien can be issued for failure to pay for property tax or income tax, and it’s unknown if Spelling and McDermott refused to pay one or both, but that’s a lot of money to forget to pay.
This comes after Spelling assured everyone that she and McDermott were doing great and weren’t in financial trouble at all. She told People, “We’re doing a great new series, I’m really happy, we’re doing a new show on Cooking Channel — we’re not bankrupt, we’re not struggling, we’re fine! [The] kids [are] good, family’s good, I’m healthy, finances [are] good.”
Either she thought she was telling the truth or she is in some major denial.
Last year, the couple was in trouble with American Express for not paying their balance of $37,981.97. At a certain point, Spelling was reportedly unable to pay the bill of $1,070.
The best case scenario is the couple had a terrible year and now they’re back on track and can pay their bills. The worst case scenario is that she’s overspent so dramatically that she’s gone through the entire Spelling fortune. In which case, someone definitely needs to give her a better financial advisor because that’s just crazy.
The scariest part is the bill for over $250,000 from the state of California is from 2014, which means that if she’s still behind, she hasn’t been paying what she has to for over two years. California isn’t just going to forget about her outstanding bill, but next time they send her a bill it will include 2015 taxes as well.
Let’s all hope it doesn’t come to that and she and McDermott are back on track.