Money Trouble! Margaret Josephs Owes Nearly $200K In Taxes

Feb. 19 2018, Updated 11:29 a.m. ET

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Margaret Josephs has joined a long list of Real Housewives in trouble with the tax man!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star owes nearly $200,000 to the IRS, can exclusively reveal.

In October 2016, the 50-year-old was hit with a federal tax lien for $197,066.98 according to documents obtained by Radar.


“We are giving you notice the taxes (including interest and penalties) have been assessed against the following-named taxpayer,” the lien against Josephs stated.

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Josephs owed $189,342.89 for the tax period ending December 31, 2012, and $7,724.09 for the tax period ending December 31, 2014.

A spokesperson in the office of the Bergen County Clerk of Court confirmed to Radar that the debts were still outstanding as of February 14 of this year.

As Radar previously reported, Joseph’s $1.4 million mega-mansion is facing foreclosure.

Just like Teresa Giudice, who almost lost her house to foreclosure, the reality mom was hit with the court filing on January 11 after Unity Bank began the foreclosure proceedings on her 7,851 square foot mansion.

Josephs and her husband purchased the 7-bedroom 8-bathroom home in 2016, taking out two mortgages to finance the luxury abode, according to the court records.

In addition, Josephs was sued by Vineyard Vines for allegedly counterfeiting their clothing and logo, demanding that she pay them a whopping $9.4 million in another bombshell lawsuit.

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