IRS Going In On Past Due Debts, Wyclef, Swizz Beatz and Obie Trice Sought For Back Taxes
It seems that the IRS is becoming more harsh on celebrities who are skipping out on paying taxes as more and more rappers are facing the tax evasion charges from the IRS and they are not being silent about it.
According to a lien recently filed by the IRS, Clef’s Yele Haiti non-profit organization allegedly owes $2.1 million dollars in back taxes.
The Haitian-born rapper, who is also expected to announce his bid for Presidency in his native country today (August 5th), and his Yele Haiti foundation has failed to pay proper taxes on income earned in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Tax liens were also filed against newlywed producer Swizz Beatz and according to published reports, this liens makes the 35th lien placed against him over the course of the last seven years.
As previously reported The IRS had filed a $652,727 lien against Swizzy, real name Kasseem Dean, on June 3 stating that he owed income taxes from 2008.
The tax troubles not only affect him but his ex-wife Mashonda who is included in a tax warrant that claims the ex-couple owes $162,300.
The news comes at the hands of the Detroit News who says that in addition to the $162,300 in back taxes, the couple owes $556,986 for 2007 income taxes and $842,645 for income taxes in 2006.
Now the IRS is stating that they are owed more than $4.1 million and although he is paying on the bill, the hit making producer still owes over $2.1 million to the IRS.
In addition to Swizzy and Wyclef, Obie Trice has also been added to the list.
According to Detroit Daily News, the IRS filed a lien against Obie Trice on June 21st, claiming the rapper is behind on taxes I the amount of $298,000.
Also in previous reports, earlier this week, federal agents raided the home of Nashville, Tennessee rapper Young Buck and confiscated computers, studio equipment and other assets, to help offset his $300,000 tax burden.