Todd Chrisley Settles Georgia Tax Case for $77,000

Oct 11, 2019 | Blog, Celebrity Tax News

Our tax attorneys have been following the progress of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s ongoing tax troubles, and there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for the couple.The reality show stars were indicted in August on numerous counts of tax evasion, bank fraud, conspiracy and wire fraud. However, it looks as if the couple has a legal victory on their hands. After being accused of evading approximately $2 million in state taxes over an eight year period, from 2008-2016, the Georgia Department of Revenue has now acknowledged that the couple owed nothing in four of those years. Additionally, they overpaid in the other four years and ultimately owed less than $77,000 in overdue taxes. This outstanding amount was the result of one year’s incorrect filing.

Tax Settlement Agreement 

This information was contained in a settlement agreement that was signed last week by Georgia Department of Revenue officials and Todd and Julie Chrisley. The agreement ends a two-year long investigation into the reality show stars’ alleged tax liability to the state of Georgia. 

In a statement to E! News, Todd Chrisely said that he was pleased that the Georgia Department of Revenue was willing to examine all the evidence and keep an open mind throughout the investigation. Todd Chrisely also stated that the claims against his wife and himself were false, fraudulent, and referred to the allegations as a “storm of lies.” The couple stated that they have endured public confrontations, press lurking outside their homes, and constant leaks to media outlets. They also said their children were sometimes confronted by the press–as well as by strangers–concerning the couple’s alleged tax evasion.

In Spite of Tax Settlement, Legal Trouble Not Quite Over

Even in light of the aforementioned settlement, however, the reality show couple’s legal drama is not quite over. The Chrisleys are still facing additional problems regarding taxes during that same period of time. This charge of tax evasion was brought forth at the federal level, and therefore the couple must deal with the IRS in the future. Nevertheless, the settlement with the State of Georgia was regarded as a step in the right direction by the Chrisleys. Both Todd and Julie publicly thanked their tax attorneys, Mike Bowers and Chris Anulewicz, for closing the matter out.