MSNBC host owes $70,000 in delinquent taxes

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$70K Tax Lien Against MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day-the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal.

The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien.

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MSNBC host owes $70,000 in delinquent taxes
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Her and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.

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"We were aware that we would continue to need to work to pay off the 2013 debt," she said to the Salem-Journal, but ended up having to go at a slower pace due to personal crises she was dealing with.

Harris-Perry hosts MSNBC weekends from 10am-noon eastern, known for focusing on stories pegged to justice and minority rights. She is also a professor at Tulane University.

Also Read: MSNBC Contributor Melissa Harris-Perry Gets Her Own Weekend Show

MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

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