Beyoncé files IRS petition over claims she owes $2.69m in taxes

Beyonce filed a petition to request a trial in Los Angeles earlier this month after the IRS claimed she owed more than $2.69 million in taxes.
Hollywood Life writes that Beyonce, 41, might’ve landed herself into some hot water with the IRS, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE on April 28. The Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. reportedly claimed that the “Cuff It” hitmaker owes over $2.69 million in back taxes that span from 2018 to 2019. In response to their claim, Bey filed a petition “earlier this month” to request a trial in Los Angeles regarding the back taxes.
According to the outlet, although it is unclear when the potential trial could take place, it was revealed that the IRS issued a “Notice of Deficiency” for the mother of three in 2023. The note claimed she owes $805,850 for 2018 and $1,442,747 for 2019. The government agency is said to have added on a whopping $449,719.40 in combined penalties for both years.
The 41-year-old had her lawyer, Michael C. Cohen, issue a statement to PEOPLE to reassure them that they are working on the matter. “We are working with the IRS and anticipate that the matter will be resolved shortly,” he noted on Friday. Beyonce’s team has reportedly disputed a sum of $868,766, alleging that it went to charity in 2018 and should be dismissed as a deduction. More so, she has asked the IRS to relieve of her paying the deficiencies (if any) in her tax payments, citing acting “reasonably and in good faith.”

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