Jacqueline Jossa probed by HMRC after failing to pay £32k tax bill

JACQUELINE Jossa is being probed by HMRC after failing to pay a £32,000 tax bill.

The ex-EastEnders actress attempted to shut down the firm she used for her soap income but has now been forced to cooperate with a major investigation into transactions made by the business.

In new paperwork filed to Companies House this week, it is claimed she owes a total of £43,457, which includes £21,905 in tax and £10,171 in VAT, with the rest owed to another creditor.

Jacqueline, 28, who has daughters Ella, six, and Mia, three, with her husband Dan Osborne, 30, has so far failed to settle the company debts through her firm Pooker Bash Limited since putting it into voluntary liquidation two years ago.

She had set the company up to handle cash from her role as Lauren Branning in EastEnders, which she was a part of between 2010 and 2018.

The I’m A Celebrity winner is believed to have been paid £75,000 to take part in the ITV series in 2019 and has since signed several other lucrative deals with clothing site In The Style and jewellery brand Hot Diamonds.

In official documents, liquidators confirmed investigations are ongoing.

They said: “Examinations have identified a number of payments from the company prior to liquidation that require further investigation and explanation from the director, to which the director has been cooperating and enquiries are ongoing.”

The paperwork also states the debts may not be paid.

The document said: “It is uncertain that there will be a dividend payable to creditors. To date no recoveries have been made possible.”

A source close to Jacqueline insisted her accountants are still figuring out the exact sum owed and said she will pay it as soon as a final total is agreed.

A rep for the actress has been approached for comment.

Last month Jac, who lives in a six-bed home in Essex featuring a cinema room and a bar, also bragged on social media about getting an £80,000 Mercedes complete with a TV, WiFi and fridges.

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