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Whitney Houston’s estate has reportedly agreed to a settlement with the IRS that reduces the amount of back taxes the estate was originally ordered to pay.

Instead of the initial $11 million amount, as estimated by the IRS, the estate will have to pay $2,275,366.

Page Six reports:

After Houston passed away in 2012, the IRS determined her estate had “underreported the singer’s royalties, residuals and value of her image by $22.6 million,” The Blast reported. The IRS alleged that meant the estate owed $11 million dollars.

Houston’s estate, however, claimed the IRS was incorrect in its value determination and maintained it was worth $11.7 million.


According to legal documents, the two parties managed to reach a deal out of court on December 26, bypassing a trial date that was set for February.