Aretha Franklin Reportedly Owes the IRS $8 Million in Back Taxes and Penalties

Aretha Franklin has long gone to glory, but the IRS still wants their money — and they say she owes $6.3 million in in back taxes from 2012 to 2018, and an additional $1.5 million in penalties.

via TMZ:

One of Aretha’s former lawyers tells us the massive tax lien is the result of several audits over the last 6 years. The weird thing … one of the years in question is listed as 2018, and that tax year is not over.

We broke the story … the “Respect” singer’s being dogged in death by more than just the tax man — her lawyer also filed docs in October demanding the estate pony up nearly $54k to cover bills dating back 6 years.

There’s also a new lien filed by a publishing company that wants $136,000 for royalties in connection with the 1973 song “Angel.”

Say a little prayer for the person managing her finances.

Lord — let’s hope her estate doesn’t try to turn Aretha into a hologram to sell show tickets and pay off this debt.

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