What is Lisa Vanderpump's net worth? Reality star's restaurant suspended indefinitely for 'problems with taxes'
The tax news comes weeks after a lawsuit was filed against Pump over delayed payments
Will there be no 'Vanderpump Rules' Season 9? Before we answer that question, let's take a quick look at the soup Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant, Pump, is in. According to evidence obtained by The Sun, the popular LA-based joint has been suspended indefinitely over tax problems.
The website of the California Franchise Tax Board points out that "businesses with this standing are due to failure to file tax returns, failure to pay taxes and/or failure to pay penalties/interest."
How much money does Pump owe in taxes? If taxes were filed as recently as February 2, 2021, then why do the forms not reflect those changes? These are bigger questions to ask at this point but answers won't be quick and easy as we are yet to get clarity on what happened with the vendors who filed lawsuits against Pump and Villa Bianca over delayed payments.
It's been due since March 2020 when the lockdown was neck-deep. West Central Produce alleged that they are owed $100,000 and they would be suing both of the restaurant firms over that and interest, according to reports.
It's surprising that it should even come to that given how wealthy Lisa is. Her combined net worth with husband Ken Todd is $90 million, Celebrity Net Worth reported. Together, they own multiple businesses and therefore delaying payments and not filing for taxes come as an anomaly. There has been no official statement issued by Lisa or Ken or any of their representatives.
Celebrating 4 yrs today of Vanderpump Dogs opening....— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) March 9, 2021
With your help we have found loving homes for 2,200 desperate little guys.
Thank you all for supporting us in our never ending mission. pic.twitter.com/nL9Q6yDlAW
Her only tweet after the news broke was about how dogs were saved and given new homes. "Celebrating 4 yrs today of Vanderpump Dogs opening.... With your help we have found loving homes for 2,200 desperate little guys. Thank you all for supporting us in our never ending mission," she wrote.
Coming back to the question we have all been finding answers to: Will 'Vanderpump Rules' return? Uncertain at this point. Cast members have left, Covid-19 has caused restaurants to shutdown. Thus, SUR, Pump and Tom & Tom have been out of action for a while now. And with Pump suspended indefinitely, there's more trouble for the filming crew.
It's been a host of problems for the show — racism being one of them. Cast members were handed out pink slips after their questionable racist past surfaced. Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute and Jax Taylor are definitely not coming back and have left the series for good.
Another reason we suspect the show is not returning anytime soon is because the cast and crew have not filmed at all. Andy Cohen said on December 8, 2020, that filming for 'VPR' has not begun yet. Usually, by this time, 'VPR' would have premiered and been a few episodes old even but looks like 2021 is not going to be the team's year by any stretch.