Aretha Franklin‘s estate has reportedly asked the court for permission to sell off some of the singer's land to help clear a $5.2 million tax debt.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the estate is asking for permission to sell off some of her properties in Detroit, Michigan. There's a vacant lot in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, of just over an acre in size that is being offered for $1.4 million per The Blast.
The IRS claims Franklin owes more than $6.3 million in back taxes from 2012 to 2018, and an additional $1.5 mil in penalties.
The estate is requesting to sell off the property to liquidate estate assets and to eliminate unnecessary estate expenses.
The court docs reveal the estate owes $100,000 in debts and another $5.2 million in taxes. They have been working hard to try and clear the debts.
Aretha Franklin passed away on Aug.16, 2018.