Jon Gosselin reportedly has a 3-year-old tax lien filed against him by the Internal Revenue Service. The lien totals approximately $39,000 and will certainly take some time to pay; it's not the first time that Gosselin has had financial issues.
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According to reports filed in Pennsylvania Gosselin has not paid his taxes from 2009 to April 2012. The total amount due to the IRS is $39,141.82. Gosselin split from his wife, Kate, in 2009, and quit working on the TLC series "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which could be one of the factors in his debt, TMZ reported.
Gosselin, the father of eight children, has taken to normal, civilian life for the most part. He has dated several women since the divorce and has been pictured partying and enjoying himself. Now, though, it seems that all that fun will cost him in the long run.
"I can't afford to pay my rent, and the domestic-relations staff tell me they will put me in jail unless I pay child support," Gosselin told Star Magazine in August last year. "I am a single father who's trying to make ends meet during a recession. What do I do – pay child support or rent? I need to support my kids, but I could lose my house, and I need my home to continue to have custody."
"I decided to take the high road and quit reality television and now look, I'm going to end up in jail because I can't afford to pay child support to Kate who has plenty of money. I'm doing the best I can but life is so expensive with eight kids!" Gosselin added.
Kate Gosselin has continued to work in the public spotlight, appearing on "Kate Plus 8" as well as "Dancing With The Stars." She has also written several books and gone on tour as a motivational speaker. Jon, on the other hand, has said that he has trouble holding a steady job because of his reality-TV fame.
If the IRS so chooses, Gosselin could face lose his home and any or all possessions. Gosselin's credit rating is surely ruined by this news, and it will take him several years to remove the debt and re-establish a solid financial reputation.