Your tip

Pay Up! Whitney Houston’s Estate Reaches $2 Million Settlement In Battle With IRS

Whitney Houston’s Estate Reaches Settlement With IRS Over Owed Taxes
Source: Getty Images

Jan. 4 2018, Published 4:55 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Whitney Houston’s estate will pay the IRS over $2 million in owed taxes — a far cry from the $11 million it was originally ordered to pay.

After the singer passed away in 2012, the IRS determined her estate had “underreported the singer’s royalties, residuals and value of her image by $22.6 million,” according to court documents.

The IRS argued they were owed $11 million.

Houston’s estate disputed the amount, and claimed in its value determination the hitmaker was worth $11.7 million.

Whitney Houston
Article continues below advertisement

According to just unearthed court documents, the estate and IRS reached an agreement in late December to pay off only $2,275,366, and will avoid a trial that was scheduled to begin next month.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.