Aretha Franklin's estate has paid $3 million in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since her death.
TMZ has obtained documents filed by the IRS, claiming that the late Queen of Soul - who died in August at the age of 76 - owes more than $6.3 million in back taxes from 2012 to 2018 and $1.5 million in penalties.
However, attorney David Bennett, who represents Aretha's estate, has insisted that $3 million has been paid since her death and all of her tax returns have been filed.
He added that the IRS is auditing the estate and they are disputing some of the filings but that the estate in turn is questioning what the IRS refers to as "income".
Back in November, Aretha's Detroit mansion - which she bought in 1993 but almost lost it in 2008 due to unpaid property taxes totalling almost $20,000 - was sold for $300,000.