In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, KISS icon Gene Simmons talked about why he decided to move out of his house in Beverly Hills by stating ‘enough is enough.’
As you may know, the co-founder and bassist of KISS, Gene Simmons has been living in his house in Beverly Hills for more than 35 years now. Simmons first move to the estate with his then-girlfriend, Shannon Tweed, in 1984.
With the expensive remodeling Gene conducted at his house over the years, his 16,000-square-foot mansion is now worth $22 million. However, Simmons decided to move out of his palatial estate soon and he revealed the reason for his unexpected decision in a conversation with the Wall Street Journal.
During the recent interview, Gene Simmons asserted that he wanted to sell his enormous house due to the unacceptable tax rates in Beverly Hills. Gene also mentioned that while the tax rates quite high in the state, it was not easy to conduct business in Beverly Hills.
Furthermore, Simmons stated that he had been working hard to pay his taxes, yet he felt like he struggled enough and it was time to move out. Apparently, Gene Simmons was planning to relocate to Washington state where there was no income tax.
Here’s what Gene Simmons stated about his decision to sell his house:
“California and Beverly Hills have been treating folks that create jobs badly and the tax rates are unacceptable. I work hard and pay my taxes and I don’t want to cry the Beverly Hills blues but enough is enough.”
Click here for the source.