California Tax Board Issues Tax Lien Against Erika Jayne For $2.2 Million, Says RHOBH Star and Tom Girardi Are Liable For Tax Bill

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RHOBH's Erika Jayne and Estranged Husband Thomas Girardi Face $2.2 Million State Tax Lien Amid Bankruptcy Drama

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Erika Jayne and her estranged husband, disbarred attorney Thomas Girardi, have just been found liable for $2,277,344.23.

Just over a week after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was accused of a $750,000 earring mixup after reportedly turning over a different pair. On October 14, 2022, the court document confirmed that she and Thomas owe the past due amount for the 2019 tax year.

“The Franchise Tax Board of the State of California hereby certifies that the following named taxpayer(s) is liable under parts 10 or 11 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code to the State of California for amount due and required to be paid by said taxpayer(s) as follows,” the document began, as seen in a post shared by attorney Ronald Richards on Twitter.

The document went on to reveal that because Erika and Thomas have been found liable for the past due amount, they could soon lose their personal belongings and other property to pay for the debt.

“Further interest and fees with accrue at the rate prescribed by law until paid; that the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California compiled with all of the provisions of parts 10 or 11 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California in computing, levying, determining, and assessing the tax, the said amounts are due and payable and have not been paid. Said lien attaches to all property and rights for such property now owned or later acquired by the taxpayer(s),” the document explained.

RHOBH Erika Jayne Tax Debt for 2019 in Amount of $2.27 Million

As RHOBH fans may recall, news of Erika and Thomas’ $2.2 million tax debt was first shared earlier this year. And, at the time, Erika insisted to the court that she was unable to pay the amount.

“I am in the midst of trying to figure out the basis of this tax bill with the assistance of my business manager, who is also an accountant,” Erika wrote in a June 14 filing. “I do not have the ability to pay the [California Franchise Tax Board] tax bill.”

In addition to the $2.2 million in taxes Erika and Thomas owe to the State of California for 2019, the couple reportedly owes $4.5 million to the IRS for the same year.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to go into production sometime early next year.