‘American Pickers’ Star Frank Fritz Owes More Than $150K in Taxes on Farmhouse: Report

by Madison Miller

Up until the recent season of “American Pickers,” Frank Fritz helped lead the pickers as they traveled across the country to find some fascinating American history relics and artifacts that could be worth something to someone else.

The 58-year-old had been on the show since it first aired in 2010. However, in July, he was fired from the History Channel program after he took some time off to recover from back surgery.

Frank Fritz Taxes on Farmhouse

Since he hasn’t been working on the show, Fritz has been spending more time at his $155,000 farmhouse located in Iowa. It’s a spacious 1,660 square-foot home that is seated on an expansive .79 acres of land. The house is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom space. He’s been relaxing and enjoying a life relatively spotlight-free. The collector, however, may not be as stress-free as it seems.

According to The Sun, he is behind on his taxes. The Scott County Treasurer’s office has stated that he has a past due amount of $1,752 in taxes on his home. It was all due on September 1.

Frank Fritz has had this house since he first got involved with reality TV. He purchased it for $130,000 on May 14, 2010. Fritz has since grown his property as well by purchasing an adjoining space for $25,000. He owes $843 in tax debt for that property.

Since his departure, Fritz has been working on his sobriety. He also hopes that one day he’ll get a spinoff show of his very own. Although getting fired wasn’t the best outcome, it’s all working out for the collector.

“I don’t think I’ll ever have a drink again because I don’t like the feeling anymore and some of the dumb things that I did. I’m feeling really good. Life is good and I’d like to get back into the swing of things. I wish I had done it five years ago…” Fritz said in the past.

Expensive Purchase on ‘American Pickers’

When it comes to “American Pickers,” Frank Fritz, Mike Wolfe, and the rest of the gang certainly weren’t opposed to spending a little extra money for a, particularly interesting artifact.

In season 20, episode 19, Mike and Frank got in their iconic van and headed over to Florida. They ended up visiting a man named Jim in the state. He was going to open a museum called “Jimbo’s Amusements: Museum of Oddities,” but was instead forced to close his doors despite all the interesting antiques he had collected. Most of which are circus-related items.

Frank Fritz immediately gravitates toward a female western diamondback rattlesnake. The snake is taxidermy now and is preserved in a plexiglass container in a striking position. Fritz and Wolfe end up dishing out $350 for the interesting and exotic piece. It certainly stands out from some of the shop’s other items.