Teen Mom, Maci Bookout, hasn’t tried to hide her extravagant lifestyle from fans of the show. She’s moved into a nice home, thrown countless parties, and traveled the country more than most people could dream of. We’ve heard rumors that Maci paid rent for her other house members, and has flown her friends and family on vacations multiple times. Sadly, it turns out that Maci has made some other serious mistakes with her finances, because an InTouch Weekly report is claiming that she owes the IRS nearly $80,000 from taxes in 2011. InTouch had a copy of an exclusive tax document, along with comments from a source close to Maci that shed light on this topic.
The copy of the document above, which is obviously from InTouch, shows that Maci owes $78308.63 from the 2011 tax period. During this time, Teen Mom would have still been going strong, and MTV fails to take taxes out of their paychecks to their reality television stars, since they are paid as independent contractors and not actual workers. If you remember, Kailyn complained about moving her wedding date back because she and Javi were needing to pay thousands of dollars worth of taxes last year, which would be a similar situation.
InTouch also claimed that Maci is currently unemployed, but is making a living through sponsored tweets on her Twitter account. If you follow her, you’ll notice that she is routinely sending out links to her 1.2 million followers, and she will receive a small amount of money for everyone that she sends to the websites she’s supporting. Maci also has speaking engagements from time to time, although since the end of Teen Mom, her speaking career seems to be dwindling.
The source also claimed that Maci is in denial about the debt, and that she really has gotten herself in a lot of trouble. The source stated that Maci says she has been trying to pay it back, but that there’s almost no progress being made on the debt.
Maci hasn’t publically commented on this issue at the moment, but she has continued to share sponsored tweets and let her followers know that she could use a beer.