Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard ‘in danger of bankruptcy for the SECOND time as she is hit with £50,000 bill’ for failing to pay off her company’s tax debt

Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard ‘in danger of bankruptcy for the SECOND time as she is hit with £50,000 bill’ for failing to pay off her company’s tax debt

Beverley Callard could become bankrupt for a second time.

The former Coronation Street actress, 67, is under investigation after her acting firm failed to settle a £100,000 tax bill.

She and her husband Jon McEwan, who are directors of their company, set the entity up after she left her role as Liz McDonald for the final time in 2020 as a way to manage her money.

But, according to The Sun,  it went into voluntary liquidation last year owing HMRC £101,554 in outstanding tax and VAT.

What’s more, Bev and her husband are also yet repay £114,000 in director’s loans they took out from the company, which they have called JMBJ Limited.

Pictured is Liz McDonald, as played by Beverley Callard in Coronation Street, 2017

 

Liquidators have told the couple that the cost of dissolving the company wil amount to £54,369.

New documents revealed: ‘We carried out an initial reviewof the company’s affairs, including seeking information and explanations from the directors by means of questionnaires. We made enquiries of the company’s accountants, examining company bank statements and other records.

‘This initial assessment revealed matters that the liquidators considered merited further investigation in relation to the director’s loans.

‘As a result, the liquidators have undertaken further reviews. They are making enquiries with the directors in relation to the outstanding balance owed.’

MailOnline has contacted Beverley’s representatives for comment 

If the director’s loans are not paid back soon, the couple will be make bankrupt.

Bev – who played former Rovers Return landlady Liz from 1989 – was initially declared bankrupt in 2012.

The actress started off in the ITV1 soap in 1989 and departed in 1998 but returned for numerous long stints over the years and eventually left for good in 2020 (pictured in 2009 alongside Craig Charles as Lloyd Mullaney)

Beverley was paid a reported £125,000 for her stint on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2020

Beverley  gave an insight into her boat renovation project on last year as she got to work

At the time, the former Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps star noted how ‘horrific’ had all been for her and how she had to rely on friends to get by.

Following her departure from the Street in 2020, she was paid a reported £125,000 to compete in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

 By early January 2023, Bev and her husband were renovating a canal boat and shared the progress with fans. 

She said: ‘In another clip, the actress said: ‘Good evening all this is our boat… I think rather than drinking pornstar Martini’s and Long Island ice tea’s I think it’s going to be soup and hot chocolate.’ 

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