According to a new report, the former Vanderpump Rules cast member, who was allegedly let go from his role on the Bravo reality series after being accused of “racist and transphobic” comments, has an outstanding debt of over $300,000 with his home state and a nearly $900,000 balance with the IRS.
While the back taxes were first reported six months ago, The Sun confirmed on September 21 with both the California State Tax Board and officials from the IRS that Jax, 42, who purchased a $1.9 million home with wife Brittany Cartwright, 32, in 2019, has not yet paid off the debts.
In addition to the $316,571 Jax owes for tax years 2018 and 2019 to the state, he also owes nearly $23,000 to the IRS for 2014, $198,190 for 2018, and $646,867 for 2019, for a grand total owed to the IRS of $868,035. And, because interest and fees will continue to add up until the balance is paid off, Jax could end up owing a lot more when all is said and done.
In April of this year, after Jax’s tax issues were first confirmed, he attempted to explain himself and suggested his $1.2 million tax debt was “not a big deal.”
“Oh yeah, I had a bad tax situation. I had a bad bookkeeper. We all get bad bookkeepers,” he said. “I suggest researching your bookkeeper when you pay your taxes because I got f*cked.”
“I’m fixing it. It’s not a big deal,” he added.
Prior to Jax and Brittany’s exit from Pump Rules in December 2020, he was believed to be the highest-paid earner of the show with an alleged salary of $25,000 per episode and around $600,000 per season.
“She’s wanted by the police for grand theft auto and ‘awol’ from military, bad idea to be on a reality show dude. Someone’s going to jail,” he wrote in a tweet.
Vanderpump Rules season nine premieres on Tuesday, September 28, at 9/8c on Bravo.
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