ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 05: Ronnie Devoe of New Edition attends BET's Atlanta screening of "The New Edition Story" at AMC Parkway Pointe on January 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET
Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

Shamari and Ronnie DeVoe admit owing $366,000 in back taxes to IRS

Originally posted Sunday, December 9, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Earlier this month, RadarOnline broke the news that Shamari and Ronnie DeVoe owe the IRS $366,000 in back taxes from 2013. 

Ronnie in an interview with “The Domenick Nati Show” last week admitted that this was indeed true. 

“There’s some truth to everything in life. We’ve all had some tax challenges at some point, or doctored up some documents to be able to get some type of tax return,” said Ronnie, who earns most of his income touring with New EditonBell Biv DeVoe or some combination therein. 

“It is definitely something I’m not running away from,” he added. “The IRS knows me, I know them. Payments are being made.”

It’s not unusual for actors and reality show folks who are often paid as contractors and are responsible for their own taxes. Other local Atlantans over the years who have owed similar taxes include Mo’Nique, Sheree WhitfieldNeNe Leakes and Kim Fields

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.