Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's tax lien

Nov 29, 2012 at 5:47 p.m. ET

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are sharing more than their two sons as they're hit with a $37,000 tax lien from the State of California.


When Benjamin Franklin said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes," he must have understood that Hollywood and the IRS are not good friends. Let's add Britney Spears and her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, to that list.

Their tax debt of over $37,000 goes all the way back to 2004, which seems like another lifetime in Hollywood years. In 2004, Spears was married twice: first to childhood friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours in January, and then to backup dancer Federline in September. This was all after canceling her Onyx Hotel Tour when she injured her knee performing in June of that year. Well, that eventful year still has a tax bill owed to the State of California.

The California Franchise Tax Board has officially hit the duo with a $37,712.71 lien for income tax that remains unpaid. Spears' rep told TMZ on Wednesday that the lien was an error and that they plan on rectifying the issue immediately.

So, The X-Factor judge was clearly working in 2004 — not only on her tour, but promoting her greatest hits album. What was K-Fed up to? He was a dancer in the 2004 movie, You Got Served.

It's unclear how the exes plan on splitting up the tax bill, but Spears certainly isn't hurting for cash these days. She reportedly signed a $15 million contract for the musical contest show for one year.

Does anyone know what K-Fed is up to these days? He might need a weekend job to help with that tax bill.

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