If this was a tax evasion case about any “normal” citizen, he/she would already be doing time in prison, but since it’s someone famous like R. Kelly, he is still running around free as a bird, making more money that he is not paying taxes on.
R. Kelly reportedly owes $4.8 million in back taxes after ‘not paying anything’ on his superstar earnings for almost seven years.
The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer stopped paying taxes in 2005, according to documents filed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Despite the huge bill, the twice Grammy nominated singer is ‘confident’ the matter can be resolved.
Broken down the 45-year-old owes $1,472,366.77 from 2005, $710,520.51 from 2006, $376,180.11 from 2007, $1,122,694.90 from 2008, $173,815.18 from 2009 and $992,495.24 from 2010, bringing his grand total to $4,848,072.71.
His spokesman told gossip website TMZ.com: ‘R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.’
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