IRS: Actress Melissa Gilbert Failed to Pay $360,000 in Taxes
Gilbert: "Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard."
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says former Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.
The Detroit News reports the IRS filed a tax lien against the actress in February, and details emerged after she recently announced that her family was moving from a rented home to another area home.
Gilbert blames the 2011-13 tax debt on a stalled acting career, the economy and divorce. In a statement to the newspaper, she says that "like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard" and there was a "perfect storm of financial difficulty for me."
Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, says she's negotiated a payment plan with the IRS.