REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, have been hit with a federal tax lien for over $64,000 just as the star dropped $3.3 million on a mansion with her new boyfriend.
The Sun can exclusively reveal a federal tax lien notice in the amount of $64,157.64 was filed against Teresa, 48, and Joe, 48, on January 8, 2021.
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The lien is for the 2016 and 2017 tax years.
Tax drama continues to haunt the RHONJ star, as she was released from prison in December 2015 after serving 11 months in prison for tax fraud.
Joe was released in March 2019 after serving 41 months behind bars.
He was transported to ICE custody and later deported to his native Italy, where he remains today.
The couple was ordered to pay $414,588 in restitution, which has since been paid off.
The tax lien comes on the same day Teresa closed on her New Jersey mansion with boyfriend Luis Ruelas.
Teresa and Luis dropped $3,350,000 on a Montville Township, New Jersey home on January 8.
The 7,728 sqft residence boasts seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, three half-baths, and a long list of amenities on a nearly six-acre piece of land.
The foyer has a massive chandelier, as it hangs down between the spirals of the tall staircase.
The first floor houses the kitchen, dining room, living room, office with wooden furniture and a large brown leather chair, laundry room, and one bedroom and full bath.
Five more bedrooms, another laundry room, and four more bathrooms can be found on the second floor.
The master bathroom features a jacuzzi bathtub, large standing shower, two sinks and a gorgeous chandelier.
The basement of Teresa's new place is completely finished and features the final bed and bathroom, as well as an exercise room and rec room.
The mansion is complete with an extravagant movie theater featuring rows of red leather armchair seating with cup holders, velvet curtains around the screen, a large concession stand with a popcorn maker, film decals and movie posters.
There are four fireplaces throughout the manor – in the family room, living room, recreational room, and the first bedroom.
A stunning pool has an underground slide, waterfall and a side cabana.
Teresa’s New Jersey home that has been featured on RHONJ remains on the market, as the price was slashed to $2,248,888 in January.
Teresa confirmed her relationship with Louie, 46, in November when they were spotted together at a football game, two months after they began dating.
Teresa’s four daughters with Joe, Gia, 20, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11, “like” Luis, a source told The Sun.
The insider said of the couple: “Things are moving at a great pace. They’re both very happy with one another. Everyone is good. He’s looking for love and happiness. She’s looking for love and happiness. They found each other. They found love and happiness together.
“Everyone who knows them can see it.”
The insider added they are “not in any rush” to get engaged despite purchasing a home together.
The source said: “They’re going to let things progress how they progress. They’re going the distance.”
As for Joe, he revealed in October that he's dating an Italian lawyer after his 2019 divorce from Teresa.
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