FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has learned more than $700,000 worth of liens have been filed against a television reality star and his wife. The action and current state investigation comes after a result of a Channel 2 Action News investigation that found the couple had dodged paying state income taxes for years.
According to Fulton County court records, the Georgia Department of Revenue has filed $770,990.78 worth of liens against Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie. The documents, filed this month, indicate Todd Chrisley owes $292,893.60 while his wife owes $415,097.18.
The liens stem from the 2009 tax year.
Records show the star of USA Network's, "Chrisley Knows Best," declared himself a legal Georgia resident on numerous court filings, but several sources tell Channel 2 Action News Chrisley filed no state income tax returns during those years.
In 2010, he was "domiciled in Georgia." In 2011, "a resident and citizen of Georgia," and in 2012, he "resided in Fulton County."
Records show the Chrisleys even held a homestead exemption on a Roswell home from 2006 through 2014.
Chrisley's wife, Julie, stated on August 2013 videotaped deposition, under oath, neither she nor her husband lived in Florida.
In 2016, the Chrisley family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, which also requires no state income taxes.
Chrisley's estranged son, Kyle, not only confirms they never lived in Florida, but said his dad even bragged about it.
"I think he's trying to hide money," Kyle Chrisley said. "He doesn't like to pay what he owes."
It’s unclear if or how soon any additional liability could be laid on the Chrisley's shoulders. The state can't comment on the case.
Neither Chrisley nor his reps have ever responded directly to Channel 2 Action News regarding this story.
Georgia has up to seven years to collect lien debt, and if it's not paid, a tax lien can renewed for another seven years.
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