Vanessa Williams hit with tax lien

By Alan Duke, CNN

updated 4:54 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

Vanessa Williams may soon be writing a very big check. The IRS has filed a tax lien against the actress, saying that she owes $ 369,249 to the federal government for her earnings in 2011. At the time, Williams was working on the ABC primetime soap, "Desperate Housewives." Vanessa Williams may soon be writing a very big check. The IRS has filed a tax lien against the actress, saying that she owes $ 369,249 to the federal government for her earnings in 2011. At the time, Williams was working on the ABC primetime soap, “Desperate Housewives.”

HIDE CAPTION

Photos: Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

Celebrity tax woes

<<

<

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

>

>>

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tax lien was filed at the New York County register office on August 13, 2014
  • Williams’ publicist did not immediately respond to requests for comment
  • Mother of four lives in New York

(CNN) — The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $ 369,249 for her 2011 earnings.

The lien was filed at the New York City register office on August 13, 2014, according to a document on that website.

Vanessa Williams’ memoir tells of abuse

The publicist for Williams did not immediately respond Wednesday to requests for comment.

Williams, 51, was the first black Miss America, but her reign soon erupted into scandal when nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

Her career soared in the aftermath, with music, television and Broadway performances that earned her Grammy, Emmy and Tony nominations.

A mother of four children, Williams lives in New York.

Vanessa Williams reflects on motherhood, struggle and stardom

2013: Lauryn Hill released from federal prison, singer failed to pay income taxes

SHARE THIS

CNN.com – Top Stories

You may also like...