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Anna's Company -- Shut Down Over Tax Trouble

3/21/2007 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

anna nicole & howardHoward K. Stern might have to start spending Anna Nicole Smith's money a lot sooner than he thought.

TMZ has learned that a corporation started by Anna Nicole Smith and handled by Howard K. Stern -- owes more than $30,000 in back taxes and has been officially suspended by the Franchise Tax Board from doing business.

According to records from the California Secretary of State, Hot Smoochie Lips Inc. never filed a tax return with the State of California in 2004, and owes a total of $28,945 in corporate taxes! Howard K. Stern is listed as the company's "registered agent." Anna was listed as the president. But that's not all ...

The Los Angeles County Tax Collecter claims that Hot Smoochie Lips Inc. never forked over $8,920.54 in property taxes they owe on a Studio City home where Anna used to live.

On March 1, 2007, Hot Smoochie Lips, Inc. was put into suspended status by the FTB, which means they can't make any legal, financial or business transactions. It is unclear if any of Anna's other belongings, including cars, boats and other property are actually registered to Hot Smoochie Lips, Inc.

Howard K. Stern was named in Anna's will as the executor of her estate, which means that he may ultimately be the person responsible for cutting a check for all of Anna's debts.

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deanne    

i love that name...HOT SMOOCHIE LIPS! I just don't like Howards lips! lol

2771 days ago
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countincash    

Seems like she had a lot of lawyers but, she really needed an accountant!

2771 days ago
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JCB108    

That is too bad.

2771 days ago
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DirtyRottenGossip.com    

It never ends with this damn guy! He has his dirty hands everywhere!

2771 days ago
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Rascal    

HKS pay bills/debts? When HELL freezes over!!

2771 days ago
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pattie in cali    

stern should have nothing to do with any money till hes cleared. DANNY was looking for help. he said he feared for his mothers life. that says alot. STOP STERN. hes no good.

2771 days ago
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sparkeyUK    

Anyone thinking how they caught Capone?

2771 days ago
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whateveryousay    

What type law is this idiot specialized in??

2771 days ago
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Mary    

Oh yeah!!! He was looking out for her best interests and keeping her legal and business affairs in order as was his "job" GEEEZZZZZ - finally coming out all the truth or a good deal of it anyway and enought to put him away or at least make him a pauper and not live on other people.

I thought that company was HIS, as had been reported that as being one of his modes of income - HotSmoochieLips - or something stupid like that. Tax evasion -- hummm any good number of reasons now to go to jail -- GOOD!!!!

2771 days ago
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Reali-TEE    

I think we all knew this..no big suprise here..

2771 days ago
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whatever    

Maybe Howie can sell some more pictures of Anna and Dannielynn to pay the back taxes. Im sure hes been snapping away knowing hes about to lose his meal ticket.

2771 days ago
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Melissa    

I Hope Anna was in so much debt that it drains Howard dry, the man is EVIL!!

2771 days ago
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Caribbean Goddess    

When it comes down to the I.R.S., You can run but you can not hide. It is a shame that the business failed because the proceeds could have went to the baby because who ever is the father will spend all of the money and
by the time she is 18 yrs. old, she will not have a penny to her name unless a judge orders that a trust fund is opened a.s.a.p.

2771 days ago
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Lilly    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

2771 days ago
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Team Stern    

Who's to point the finger all at Stern. ANS was a very in control head strong woman who knew what she wanted and when she wanted it. Stern wasn't her babysitter.

2771 days ago
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