The Little House on the Prairie star blamed her $360,0000 tax debt on her acting career, the economy and her divorce.
"Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard. That, plus a divorce and a dearth of acting opportunities the last few years, created a perfect storm of financial difficulty for me," she said in a statement to ET.
"I've set up an installment plan to fully pay off my debt and will continue to work as hard as I can to erase this debt and dig myself out of this hole," she continued in her statement. "I am absolutely positive that I can do it."
Gilbert's positive attitude comes through on Twitter as her most recent post is of a James M. Barrie quote: "Life is a long lesson in humility."