Mel B Garnished to Pay Off hundreds of thousands of dollars tax bill – Struggling Financially
The revelation came to light in newly filed court documents, obtained by The Blast. The “America’s Got Talent” judge explains that the money owed to the IRS for back taxes has put an incredible strain on her wallet.
It’s been claimed that the Spice Girl and her ex-husband owe thousands of dollars in tax dating back to 2016, with it being estimated the amount owed falls between $350,000 (£262,000 and $650,000 (£487,500). The 43-year-old is now allegedly being taxed at source from her America’s Got Talent paycheques, meaning the money is immediately taken from her salary, according to legal documents seen by The Blast, in a bid to keep up with payments. In the documents, she reportedly claims to have told the IRS that the money owed has put a strain on her finances and she has been unable to keep up with recent payments.
With the added costs of being the main breadwinner between her and Belafonte, and the long divorce, the former “Spice Girl” says “I do not have the financial capabilities at this point to pay for these community property debts.”
As we reported, Mel is unsure if she will be able to remain a judge on “AGT” come October, and is scrambling to straighten out her financial turmoil with Belafonte as she prepares for the worst.
The Spice Girls star and her ex-husband owe hundreds of thousands of dollars dating back to 2016, with Mel estimating owing between $350,000 and $650,000 to the IRS just for 2017
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Mel’s America’s Got Talent paycheques are now being garnished, meaning money to pay her bills is automatically being deducted before she receives her salary.
As a result of the extra costs of her long divorce battle and being the main breadwinner between herself and the producer, the I Want You Back singer – who has daughters Phoenix, 19, and Angel, 11, from past relationships and six-year-old Madison with Eddie – is struggling financially.
She said in the documents: “I do not have the financial capabilities at this point to pay for these community property debts.”
Mel has been a judge on AGT since 2013 but is concerned she won’t be asked back after the current season ends in September, which would worsen her financial situation.
Mel B is said to be struggling financially in the wake of her marriage split. Mel B‘s financial situation has gotten so bad she says that her paychecks are now being garnished by officials to satisfy outstanding debts owed between her and Stephen Belafonte
She explained: “I am currently a judge on the NBC television show, America’s Got Talent. I am currently in contract until the end of October 2018. I do not know if I will be asked back as a Judge on America’s Got Talent or if they will renew my contract… My current state of financial affairs is of utmost concern due to the fact that Stephen and I have immense tax debts and have been unable to repay those debts.”
Despite her financial worries and bitter split from Stephen, Mel seemed to have had some good news recently as she shared a cryptic Instagram post last month about having found “true love” with a mystery man.
Posting a picture of herself surrounded by a heart-themed filter, she wrote: “The way he makes me laugh and smile gives me butterflies beyond belief Everything about him makes me more than happy and grateful #younowhoyouare #humble #lovehim #truelove #finally (sic)”
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