MONEY-HUNGRY MEGHAN TURNS BACK ON AMERICA!
Harry’s pregnant bride tossing U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes!
PRINCE HARRY’S greedy bride, Meghan, shamefully plans to turn her back on America and throw away her U.S. citizenship — with the urging and blessing of Britain’s royal family — all because of money!
According to a highly placed source at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the former star of TV’s Suits, who’s worth an estimated $5 million, “is still an American citizen, so she has to pay tax in the U.S., and this could extend to anyone else she draws money from — including her husband.”
That puts Harry’s $450,000 yearly allowance and reportedly additional $2 million from his dad Charles in the IRS’ crosshairs, along with any dough funneled to the couple from Harry’s grandma Queen Elizabeth, say sources.
Even worse, Meghan’s U.S. citizenship gives the
IRS an opportunity to poke around the hush-hush finances of the monarchy, says a palace insider.
The shocking tax nightmare has the famously stingy and secretive royals on edge.
“We’re looking at a level of financial exposure the royal family has never had to face before — and they don’t like it one bit,” says the palace aide. “The last thing the queen and her relatives want is U.S. tax investigators snooping around their finances. They are notoriously thrifty — at least when it comes to their own money.
“The royals have been on Meghan’s back, telling her how much money she’ll lose if she remains a U.S. national, pushing her to give up citizenship.
“Coming from a struggling background, every buck counts to her. Listening to her new relatives, Meghan’s eyes are lighting up with dollar signs.”
While Meghan’s now married to Harry and carries the title Duchess of Sussex, she’s still living in England on a visa, and that puts her tax situation in a jumble.
Even though she’ll likely spend most of her time in England, she’s still fair game for the IRS, which will want to know any amount over $100,000 she gets from her new family, says tax expert Alistair Bambridge of Bambridge Accountants, which has offices in New York and London.
“Meghan has to give the U.S. taxman full details of her finances if she and her husband have joint assets, bank accounts or offshore trusts in excess of $200,000,” Bambridge says.
“Perks she receives by joining the royal family such as the use of Nottingham Cottage, property in the grounds of Kensington Palace where she will live with Harry, need to be valued and declared, unless she is paying rent herself.
“And future TV income, such as rerun fees, will all be taxed by the U.S. as long as she is a citizen.”
Megan was reportedly raking in $450,000 a year from the hit legal drama Suits and endorsements. She will still be getting residuals from reruns.
She may even have to declare personal items such as her $100,000 engagement ring and wedding dress.
“Her marriage to Harry, along with the embarrassments of her trashy American family, and now the tax issue, is turning into a horror show for the royals,” says the insider.
Charles’ wife, Camilla, who has been bad-mouthing Meghan since before the marriage to Harry, now has new ammunition to trash her with.
In an official statement, a palace spokesman tells GLOBE “there’s no truth” to chatter Meghan will break ties with America. But the insider insists, “there’s no doubt with all the pressure from the royals and accountants, Meghan will give up her U.S. citizenship.”
The American-born actress intends to abandon her homeland to ensure the IRS can’t get their hands on her and her new hubby’s cash, source says
Royal perks like staying at Kensington Palace mayneed to be looked at by the IRS because Meghan’sstill a U.S. citizen Queen Elizabeth doesn’t want the hush-hush finances of the monarchy exposed, says spy