And the emphasis is on “poor” because, if this financial nightmare continues for Toni Braxton, she’s soon going to be belting “Unbreak My Heart” for spare change from under a freeway overpass. The Blast continues to report on the most famous Braxton’s money woes.
This week, we learned that she owes almost half a million dollars in back taxes for 2017. This is in addition to the paper she owes for 2015 and 2016. Maybe Toni should start driving Uber? And Lyft? And Uber Eats…?
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Internal Revenue Service filed the first lien against the singer on December 4. The lien states that Braxton owes a total of $340,252.99 in back taxes for 2017.
While the IRS had her on the ropes, the State of California Franchise Tax Board tagged in and told her she owed them even more money.
A mere days later, the State of California Franchise Tax Board hit her with a tax lien of their own over $116,154.64 for money owes.
This brings Toni’s grand total (for 2017) to $456,407.63.
Back in March, Toni’s debt looked like this:
State of California
So, if this calculator isn’t lying to me – the husky-voiced songstress owes a total of $1,237,215.92. Toni has famously had to file for bankruptcy twice in her career – once in 1996 and again in 2010.
And a payment plan might not be an option for Toni at this juncture:
Both the IRS and the State of California warn Braxton to hurry up and pay or they will start the process of seizing her property.
Hopefully sisters Tamar, Trina, Towanda, and Traci can rally around their sister and not put up a protest when all of Toni’s scenes for the next Braxton Family Values season are shot either in Tamar’s basement where Toni is going to have to move down to, or a prison cell when someone finally figures out that she hasn’t been paying taxes for going on three years now. Anyone else would have been in IRS solitary by now, forced to weave baskets and pound out license plates.