R. Kelly Trapped Under Weight Of New Tax Bill
Uncle Sam is not finished with R. Kelly just yet. Along with his previous bill, the R&B singer is now on the hook for more than $1 million in back taxes for the year 2011.
The specific number he owes for last year is $1,379,695.11, according to TMZ. The new figure piles onto Kelly’s IRS debt of $4,848,072.71 in unpaid taxes from 2005-2010. His entire tax bill is now more than $6 million.
“He takes this very seriously and is already communicating with the IRS about the payment process to quickly resolve the issue,” an R. Kelly spokesperson told TMZ.
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For his part, Kelly seems to be working to repay his debt. The Grammy winning singer, who recently released his back-to-basics effort Write Me Back, is already plotting a more explicit return-to-form with his upcoming project Black Panties. And he will be kicking off his Single Ladies tour on Oct. 13 in Columbia, S.C.
He recently announced a reload of his Trapped in the Closet series, which he will reportedly bring back later this year.—Keith Murphy, CBS Local