The Stunning Amount Of Money Teen Mom's Catelynn And Tyler Owe The Government

Stars of MTV's Teen Mom, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, reportedly owe a large amount in unpaid taxes, The Sun reported in April 2020. Considering the couple — who are parents to daughters Vaeda Luma Baltierra and Novalee Reign Baltierra — have starred on the successful show for over a decade, it's not too surprising some fans have questions about the amount they supposedly owe and how they got into this mess in the first place. 

On that note, Radar Online reported that in 2018, the Teen Mom OG cast brought in $25,000 per episode, meaning they made six-figure salaries each season. But for Catelynn and Tyler, their income doesn't stop there. The reality stars are also the founders of the clothing company, Tierra Reign, and they published the book, Conquering Chaos, through an esteemed publishing house, Simon and Schuster.

Before the news about their taxes broke, Tyler hopped on the podcast The Awesome Dad Show in March 2020 and said that his children were set for life. He shared, "As far as getting compensated for the show, my kids are set for life, financially. College is paid for and that was mine and Catelynn's main thing—each of our children has trust funds that money goes into and they can't touch." He continued, I have so much confidence and peace in how we're raising my children, they will be humble and will know the sacrifices we made."

Although the parents appear financially successful, this was put into question after their tax bill came to light. 

The massive amount Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra still owe in taxes

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are reportedly behind on their taxes, as documents obtained by The Sun appear to reveal. The couple received a federal tax lien of $535,010 for 2016 and 2017 in November 2019, and one month later, they were hit with another lien of $321,789 for 2018.

Catelynn and Tyler have yet to pay "the $856,799 they owe in tax debt," per E! News.

But wait — the trouble doesn't stop there. Catelynn received a state tax lien of $6,001 in May 2019, which she paid off in February 2020, according to court documents obtained by E! News.

Despite these supposed hiccups, the couple appears devoted to each other and their beautiful children. On the podcast, The Awesome Dad Show, Tyler said that he and his wife would leave MTV's Teen Mom if their daughters asked them, revealing, "If it comes to the point where our children are coming to us and saying, 'Listen, we're getting bullied' or 'I wish you guys wouldn't do the show anymore,' then it's done."

While we wait and see what happens with this tax issue, take a moment to review the strange things about Catelynn Lowell's relationship.