Michael Jackson's kids face losing inheritance to debts
King of pop Michael Jackson's children will reportedly lose most of their 900 million pound inheritance to tax bills and other debts
London: King of pop Michael Jackson's children will reportedly lose most of their 900 million pound inheritance to tax bills and other debts.
The late singer's kids, Prince, 19, Paris, 17, and Blanket, 14, were due to inherit their windfall when they turn 30 but tax authorities are said to be seeking 555 million pounds from the "Thriller" hitmaker's estate, reported Female First.
Jackson, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009, is believed to have died with over 300 million pounds in other debts.
"On paper the kids are billionaires thanks to these massive sums. But the truth is those sums will barely be in their accounts for any time as they have this huge tax bill to settle," a source said.
"The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) had been public about their demand asking for as much as £555 million, with more charges coming for late payments," the insider said.
The tax figure has just increased by around 70 million pounds after Michael's state in Sony/ATVMusic Publishing was recently sold for 526 million pounds.
"The estate has challenged that enormous figure, but the Sony deal simply ups the amount they owe," the source said.