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Lisa Vanderpump Says PUMP’s Tax Issue Stemmed From An Unpaid Fine!

Lisa Vanderpump said she owed a small $250 filing fee to the state from 2016 amid reports her restaurant, PUMP, would be indefinitely “suspended” due to alleged tax issues, according to Page Six.

“So important, worthy of a headline…said no one ever. Geez,” she sarcastically tweeted on Sunday, adding that “10;000 restaurants have closed for good….so sad.”

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star announced Friday that the restaurant was set to reopen on March 17. 

“Ok a big week coming, it’s been a long year, but filming three shows has definitely kept me busy, I am fully vaccinated many of our staff are in process, numbers are way down,” she wrote on Friday with the news of the reopening. “Overserved airs on E Mar 18th it’s so much fun lol, Pump opens 17th. And our rescue has now saved 2200 dog [sic].”

LVP’s comments came two days after The Sun reported that the California Franchise Tax Board “suspended” Pump over a tax dispute. According to business records obtained by the outlet on Wednesday, March 10, businesses with a “suspended” standing are due to failure to pay taxes, failure to file tax returns or failure to pay penalties or interest accrued on the taxes, according to Us Weekly.

The outlet reported that filings were last made on February 2, but no updates to the restaurant’s status have been indicated on the forms. While the cause of the tax discrepancies are unknown, the California Franchise Tax Board’s website states businesses must pay any alleged balances or file any allegedly past due tax returns in order to reopen.

While Vanderpump revealed Pump’s reopening as Wednesday, March 17, the website for the eatery says, “We are OPEN!” on the homepage.


Photo Credit: Courtesy via PUMP Restaurant/Instagram; Bravo Media/NBCUniversal