Rudy Giuliani owes nearly $550K in unpaid taxes, IRS says

Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media after leaving the Fulton County jail on August 23, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Giuliani is one of 19, including former President Donald Trump, facing felony charges in the indictment related to tampering with the 2020 election in Georgia who have been ordered to turn themselves in by August 25.

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Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani owes more than half a million dollars in federal taxes and faces a lien on a property he owns in Florida, according to a recent court filing.

The unpaid balance of $549,435.26 in federal taxes for 2021 was revealed in an August notice that said the IRS was placing a lien on Giuliani’s property in Palm Beach, Florida.

Reached for comment Thursday about the unpaid federal taxes, Ted Goodman, a spokesperson for Giuliani, said: “Mayor Giuliani is suing Joe Biden for defamation, and I get asked about a potential tax issue. You just can’t make this stuff up.”

He later said that “Giuliani, through his accountant, has a formal agreement with the IRS to pay off the liability.”

The Daily Mail first reported Giuliani’s tax debt, which comes as he faces mounting legal woes, and fees.

Last month, Giuliani’s former lawyers sued him over allegations that he had not paid legal fees that they said amounted to $1.36 million. Giuliani responded to the lawsuit by saying the dollar amount being sought was excessive.

Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, also faces a $10 million lawsuit filed by Noelle Dunphy, a woman whose allegations included Giuliani’s harassing her and discussing the selling of presidential pardons after she was hired in 2019. Giuliani has denied the claims.

In August, a federal judge found Giuliani liable for defaming two election workers in boosting former President Donald Trump’s stolen election claims.

NBC News reported last month that Trump hosted a fundraiser at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to help a legal defense fund for Giuliani, who was charged alongside the former president and 17 others in the Georgia election interference case. One defendant, Scott Hall, has pleaded guilty. The rest have pleaded not guilty.

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