Music fans in New Jersey may not know that singer Dionne Warwick has been battling with the Internal Revenue Service over her taxes for about 15 years now. The on again and off again battle began in the 1990s. Now, she has come to a point where filing for bankruptcy may finally free her from tax liens of the past.
New Jersey residents around Upper Pittsgrove Township may soon see the old Gulf gas station at Pole Tavern Circle up on the auction block. Over the years, the property has racked up more than $100,000 in back tax debt, and the local Township Committee is seeking to foreclose. The property was scheduled for auction at the Dec. 13 meeting of the Township Committee.According to tax records, the owner of the Gulf Station is based out of Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say the property currently owes $60,000 in actual back taxes and at least another $40,000 in interest and penalties. The owner has not made tax payments on the property in more than five years, and the mayor said efforts to garnish the unpaid taxes were unsuccessful. This failure is what led to the foreclosure action.