IRS Slaps Lien on Beaver Lake House Over $1.15M Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 5, 2018 12:00 am   1 min read

The Bergerons' home in Garfield on Beaver Lake. (Benton County Assessor’s Office)

The IRS is going after a Benton County married couple for allegedly not paying federal taxes.

The amount Randall and Tracey Bergeron allegedly owe?

$1.15 million.

The lawsuit filed by the IRS in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville said Randall Bergeron didn’t bother to file federal income tax returns for 2002-12 “despite having sufficient income to do so.”

He managed to file his taxes for the tax years 2013-16 but failed to pay the amount reported as due, the lawsuit said. As of Feb. 26, he owes $1.1 million.

Randall Bergeron’s wife, Tracey, allegedly owes $42,000 for the assessments based on the amounts reported on the joint federal income tax returns she filed with her husband for the 2013-14 tax years.

In addition to getting a judgment for the money, the IRS wants to enforce a lien on the couple’s 4,122-SF house on the north end of Beaver Lake.

They bought the house in 1999 for $355,000. The house, which now has a value of $533,000, according to the Benton County Assessor’s Office, has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and features a gourmet kitchen with a Viking six-burner stovetop, according to the real estate website Zillow. Other amenities include a master suite with “steam shower for two” and “outdoor kitchen & outdoor living area, hot tub [and] boat slip.”

Whispers couldn’t reach the Bergerons for comment.



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