Melissa Gilbert Owes the IRS $360K in Unpaid Taxes

The 'Little House on the Prairie' alum has unpaid taxes over the course of the past three years.

AceShowbiz - %cMelissa Gilbert% owes $360,000 in unpaid taxes to the IRS. According to an IRS Tax Lien filed against Melissa on January 22, the Register of Deeds in Livingston County claims the actress has unpaid taxes over the course of the past three years. She owes $219,989.09 for the 2011 tax period, $99,404.94 for 2012 and $41,156.69 for 2013, bringing a total of $360,550.72.

Melissa said in a statement through her rep, "Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard. That, plus a divorce and a dearth of acting opportunities the last few years, created a perfect storm of financial difficulty for me. I've set up an installment plan to fully pay off my debt and will continue to work as hard as I can to erase this debt and dig myself out of this hole. I am absolutely positive that I can do it."

Melissa, who lives in Howell, Michigan with her husband Timothy Busfield and their two sons, shared on Twitter earlier this month that they would soon be on the move, but they plan to still reside in the state. "It's official. We are moving," the "Little House on the Prairie" alum wrote on June 4, "In a couple of weeks. Into our own Little House in the Big Woods. I'm serious. It's a log house in the woods!" When a fan asked, "Will you still be in Howell, MI?" the 51-year-old actress replied, "No, but we'll be close by."

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