Lien in: Kathy Sloane hit with $700K tax bill

Past troubles with the IRS resurface for top Brown Harris Stevens broker

New York /
Apr.April 30, 2013 05:30 PM

Long plagued by tax troubles, luxury real estate broker Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens has been slapped with more than $730,000 in liens from the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS issued two tax liens against Sloane earlier this month — one for $515,356 and another for $217,228 — because of allegedly unpaid taxes, according to records filed with the city on April 24.

Sloane did not immediately respond to requests for comment, nor did a spokesperson for Brown Harris Stevens.

One of the top brokers in New York City, Sloane has a long history of dealing with the IRS. The agency filed a $374,238 tax lien against her in June 2010; an $823,274 lien in April 2009; and a $248,496 lien in March 2009, as previously reported. In August, the agency filed a $133,366 lien against Sloane but in October released the lien for unspecified reasons, records show.

In 2008, Sloane was one of 11 brokers charged with tax evasion by the Albany County District Attorney. The outcome of the case was not immediately known.

Sloane, a senior vice president and managing director at Brown Harris Stevens, has sold more than $1 billion in New York City real estate, according to the brokerage’s website. Last year, she sold Courtney Sale Ross’ duplex co-op at 740 Park Avenue for $52.5 million — the most expensive New York City co-op on record at the time.

She is currently listing one of the priciest apartments in the city — an eighteenth-floor co-op at the Sherry Netherland at 781 Fifth Avenue, asking $95 million, and co-listed with Dolly Lenz of Douglas Elliman.

She is also known for her work with celebrity clients such as the Clintons and Robert Redford, as well as her involvement in the sale of Jackie Onassis’ Manhattan apartment.

Additional reporting by Adam Pincus.


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