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Joe Jackson

Someone Bailed Me Out of Tax Debt

2/24/2014 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson has a mysterious benefactor ... who just bailed him out of tax debt ... and we think we know who that person is.

Joe owed just over $70,000 in back California taxes ... way back, as in 1996. 

Joe just didn't pay ... but suddenly -- 4 days ago -- the debt was cleared.

Joe doesn't have a lot of spare cash lying around these days, so who paid the dough? It's highly unlikely/out of the question that the Michael Jackson Estate anted up for Joe.

So the logical person is the one we're going with -- Katherine Jackson, who gets around $100K a month from the Estate. And even though Katherine and Joe don't live together, he has a lot of influence over her. And there's this ... his last known address is Katherine's house.

Educated guess, but we'd put money on it.



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Joe receives monthly Social Security Retirement checks so the IRS would know his address in Las Vegas. Katherine's name would be listed on their 1996 joint tax return so she probably received a copy of the IRS delinquent notice also. She would be equally responsible to pay the late payment as Joe was.

238 days ago


Damn was hoping it was the other Joe Jackson, wonder where he went?

238 days ago


I guess what it is a feeling to find out that your debt has gone. It is like a great weight off your mind. It is good idea to find that benefactor whoever it was and to thank him. And in future try to use loans, payday loans and other banks services very carefully and elaborately.

238 days ago
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