Melissa Gilbert owes $360,000 to IRS

Published On June 12, 2015 | By Keri | Entertainment News

“Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert owes more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.

The 51 year old actress blamed a stalled acting career, the economy and divorce.

“Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard,” Gilbert said in a statement to The Detroit News. “That, plus a divorce and a dearth of acting opportunities the last few years, created a perfect storm of financial difficulty for me.”

Gilbert said that her money troubles “has more to do with the housing crash and divorce in the past. It’s a product of what happened with the economy. It’s unfortunate and it’s been happening a lot. It’s not a big deal.”

Gilbert said she has negotiated a payment plan with the IRS.

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