R. Kelly Owes $837,000 in Federal Taxes
R. Kelly can't catch a break. The singer, who underwent emergency throat surgery to drain an abscess in his tonsil last week, made headlines when it was recently revealed that his $2.9 million Chicago estate was in foreclosure because he was delinquent with payments. Now, The Detroit News reports that he owes nearly a million in unpaid taxes. The R&B star apparently needs some accounting assistance, as he owes a debt of exactly $837,000 to Uncle Sam.
Due to this outstanding tax bill, the IRS filed a tax lien against Kelly, 44, back on Jan. 6, 2010. It's the second lien against the 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer as of late; the IRS just lifted a $1,036,858 lien against him last month.
With R. recovering from surgery, which is sidelining him for performing or touring for the foreseeable future, his earning potential is significantly hampered and hindered, further compounding this problem.
Remember when R. first got into some hot water due to that sex tape back in 2002? Now his troubles are concentrated in the financial realm. We hope he gets it together, because it can't be fun having the tax man tapping at his chamber door to the tune of nearly a million bucks. We also hope the singer is healing now that he is post-op.
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