Jacqueline Jossa shuts down her company after paying off £51k in debt – after being probed by HMRC over previous unpaid tax bill
Jacqueline Jossa has shut down her company after paying off £51,000 in debt.
The former EastEnders star, 29, – who revealed she had to sell her house due to financial difficulty after leaving the soap in 2018 – has now closed her firm, according to The Sun.
Last year Jacqueline was reportedly being probed by HMRC over the then unpaid £32,000 tax bill.
Finances: Jacqueline Jossa has reportedly shut down her company after paying off £51,000 in debt
She had attempted to close her firm Pooker Bash Limited, which handled her soap income, but had to cooperate with an investigation into transactions made by the business.
In paperwork filed to Companies House, first seen by The Sun, it is claimed Jacqueline owed a total of £43,457, including £21,905 in tax and £10,171 in VAT.
The soap star has so far failed to pay back the debts through her firm since it was put into voluntary liquidation in 2019.
Done: The former EastEnders star, 29, – who revealed she had to sell her house due to financial difficulty after leaving the soap in 2018 – has now closed her firm, according to The Sun
The company was originally set up to handle earnings from her role as Lauren Branning on EastEnders which she played from 2010 to 2018.
Now, the liquidating firm has completed its probe and closed Pooker Bash after receiving £51,523 from Jacqueline to pay off some of its debts.
Representatives for Jacqueline have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Jacqueline previously revealed on Sam and Billie Faiers’ podcast, The Sam and Billie show, that she was forced to sell her then house after quitting the soap to help pay the bills.
Career: The company was originally set up to handle earnings from her role as Lauren Branning on EastEnders which she played from 2010 to 2018 (pictured on EastEnders)
Candid: Earlier this year Jacqueline revealed she was forced to sell her house after ‘struggling with money’ following her exit from EastEnders in 2018
She said: ‘I was on EastEnders for eight years where you got a set pay cheque every week. It was a set pay cheque and I didn’t have to do anything else. It was my comfort blanket, it was what I knew. Then it just wasn’t.
‘There’s no such thing for me as maternity pay, so when I had kids I had to leave and I had to do magazine covers to make money to feed my kids.
‘There’s been times where I haven’t had money. Before I went in the jungle I was struggling with money. I had to sell my house.’
Jacqueline won I’m A Celebrity in 2019 and since has forged a successful career through her acting school and fashion range.
Tough: The actress, who moved into a £1.2 million Essex mansion last year, confessed she wasn’t ’embarrassed or ashamed’ to share her money woes after leaving the soap