Joan Collins in £36k tax battle

Hollywood actress and former star of Dynasty and The Land of the Pharaohs, Joan Collins, is being sued for more than £36,000 by her Mayfair-based accountants, Citroen Wells.

Link: Joan Collins in dispute with tax advisor

The firm has accused her of failing to pay for tax advice given between September 2003 and October 2004, despite repeated requests.

Ms Collins was presented with bills amounting to £53,071.24 by the firm, but has made just eight payments that totalled only £17,000 in February, April and May of last year, according to a High Court writ.

But the actress, who is rumoured to have filmed a pilot documentary show about what it is like to live on the French Riviera, still owes the balance of £36,071.24, the writ said, which she has failed to pay to her accountant.

Now Citroen Wells, which has acted on her behalf since January 1995, is suing Collins for the money, as well as interest of £2,514.30 and continuing interest of £7.91 a day.

Accountancy Age first reported that Collins was in dispute with her advisers in February. Papers since lodged at London’s High Court revealed the exact amounts that Collins is being sued for.

Peter Charlesworth, spokesman for Collins, said he was unable to comment on the case or rumours that Collins was planning to counter sue ‘because it is in the hands of the lawyers’.

The writ was issued by London-based showbiz solicitors, Clintons.

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