R&B singer R. Kelly owes $4.8 million in back taxes dating all the way back to 2005.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports documents held by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds show the recording artist owes the IRS nearly $5 million in unpaid taxes.  He paid $2.6 million in back taxes in 2008 and another $1 million last year, but the records show he still owes the federal government more than $4.8 million.

Here is how much he owes for each year:

2005 – $1,472,366.77
2006 – $710,520.51
2007 – $376,180.11
2008 – $1,122,694.90
2009 – $173,815.18
2010 – $992,495.24

… for a total of $4,848,072.71.

His reps says:

“R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”


  1. Come on Kels, what's really going on. Your mind should of being telling you to pay your taxes, and your body should of walked you down to your tax consultants office.

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