Music legend Dionne Warwick can forget “wishin’ and hopin’” her financial woes are over!
The “I Say a Little Prayer” singer, 72, has been slapped with a lawsuit by the U.S. government, according to documents obtained exclusively by The National ENQUIRER.
While Dionne’s $10 million debt was discharged over a year ago after she filed for bankruptcy, Uncle Sam still wants the more than $3.6 million in taxes she allegedly owes.
At the time she declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March 2013, Dionne’s publicist Kevin Sasaki defended her, claiming she’d “repeatedly attempted to offer repayment plans and proposals to the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board for taxes owed.”
According to Kevin, the “plans were not accepted, resulting in escalating interest and penalties.”
But a suit filed on Aug. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey doesn’t tell the same sob story.
The suit alleges that in 2000, Dionne submitted an offer to compromise her tax liabilities with the IRS over a whopping nine years, from 1991 to 1999.
But she withdrew the compromise in 2003, and it wasn’t until over a year later that she appealed for a second compromise, which was rejected. Dionne obviously thought the third time would be the charm when, in 2007, she offered to settle yet again. The IRS approved her offer – only she defaulted on it two years later!
Over the next four years, Dionne continued her attempts to reconcile the millions she owed, only to have her offers rejected by the government three more times! Despite claims she’s broke, the government still wants the $3,667,447 in back taxes for years 1997 to 1999 and 2007 – that were due Aug. 1, 2014.