Kerry Katona declared bankrupt over £82,000 tax bill
Kerry Katona has been made bankrupt after failing to pay an £82,000 tax bill.
The former Atomic Kitten managed to reduce her tax bill from £417,000 to £82,000 but HM Revenue and Customs pushed ahead with the bankruptcy petition, which was first issued in January.
The 27-year-old had until 1pm yesterday to come up with the payment, but the star’s lawyer, Luke Harris, told the court that Katona couldn’t pay because cheques had not been cleared.
Mr Registrar Nicholls had given mum-of-four Kerry until yesterday to pay up in a matter that has already been before the courts four times.
The bankruptcy news is the latest in a string of bad luck for the I’m a Celebrity… winner. The star is currently going through a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Brian McFadden, over daughters Molly, six, and Lilly-Sue, five.
Kerry is said to earn £750,000 a year as the face of Iceland, and £400,000 as a columnist.