HOWELL (WWJ/AP) - The Internal Revenue Service says former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.
The IRS filed a tax lien against the actress in February and details emerged after she recently announced that her family was moving from a rented home near downtown Howell to another area home, according to a report in The Detroit News.
Gilbert blames the 2011-2013 tax debt on a stalled acting career, the economy and divorce. In a statement to the newspaper, she says that "like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard" and there was a "perfect storm of financial difficulty for me."
Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie," says she's negotiated a payment plan with the IRS.
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