Dancing with the Stars: Despite Tax Trouble, Karina Says Aaron 'Doing Great'

Worried that former Dancing with the Stars celeb Aaron Carter is crying buckets over his tiff with the IRS? Worry no more, said professional partner Karina Smirnoff, because the former child pop star is "doing great."

"He's dealing with it as maturely and professionally as he can," she told Us Magazine. "I don't see why he can be held responsible. He was a baby when all that [tax evasion] happened."

Smirnoff, who herself is embroiled in some trouble, although of the less federal and more relationship variety, is talking about the more than one million dollars worth of back taxes that Carter allegedly owes the government for 2003 and 2006.

The 21-year-old fired his manager-mother in 2003 for allegedly stealing some $100,000 from his earnings then. His rep said "mismanagement" was the ultimate reason why this case is hounding him now.

"Aaron is working with a new team to take appropriate actions toward speedy resolution of the matter," his rep previously said. Carter, for his part, previously said that he's willing to go to jail should the allegations are proven true, but at the same time, he's advocating for some legislation to "protect young people from their parents who want to beat the system."

Unfortunately for him, the IRS is not Smirnoff, who thinks he's doing "an amazing job" regarding the whole thing.

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