Aretha Franklin's estate managers have paid at least $ 3 million in taxes to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since the day she died last August, according to David Benedict, the manager of the last queen of soul music, David Bennett. .
According to the Associated Press, the IRS is conducting an audit of Franklin's estate, while last week TMZ wrote that the Revenue Service claims in documents that the singer owes more than $ 6,3 million in taxes from 2012 to 2018 and $ 1,5 million in fines.
Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in August at her Detroit apartment. He was 76 years old.
Documents filed in Auckland court after her death did not mention the value of her property, which could run into the tens of millions.
Franklin left no will. She was unmarried and left behind four sons: Clarence Franklin, Edward Franklin, Kekal Franklin and Teddy Richard. The singer has had financial problems in the past as she had been sued by her creditors during the 1980s and 1990s.