Smith's Estate Hit With Tax Bill
ANNA NICOLE SMITH's estate has been hit with another financial setback - U.S. tax officials are chasing a missed payment just days after the tragic model's claim against her late husband's multi-million dollar fortune was rejected.
Before her death in 2007, the star demanded more than $300 million (£188 million) from the estate of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall.
Smith alleged her late spouse had promised her the cash during their 14-month marriage, which ended when he passed away in 1995.
Federal court judges ruled against the late star at a hearing on Friday (19Mar10), meaning her estate will not get a pay out.
And now it's been revealed that officials representing the State of California have filed a tax lien for $45,308 (£30,205) against Smith's estate, relating to an alleged missed payment in 2008 - a year after the star died, according to TMZ.com.