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Montell Jordan

I PAID My Taxes ...

Just Not to the IRS

4/10/2012 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Montell Jordan
"This Is How We Do It" singer Montell Jordan insists he's no deadbeat taxpayer -- telling TMZ, he's already paid his $617,000 tax bill ... the money just hasn't made its way into the pockets of the IRS ... yet.

TMZ broke the story -- the IRS filed a Federal Tax Lien against Jordan recently, claiming the singer still owes $617,987.06 in back taxes from 1999-2001.

But it's not so cut and dry -- Montell tells us, he paid the debt years ago by selling his music catalog ... but the money's been sitting frozen in an account administered by the U.S. Trustee Program, a division of the Department of Justice that oversees bankruptcy cases.

Montell filed for bankruptcy in 2004 -- and says he's still disputing some of the IRS penalties he's incurred. He expects the money to be released to the IRS in a few weeks when he settles negotiations over the penalties ... at which point the case will be closed.

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1.

Jack    

And if you believe that I've got a river in Jordan I'll sell you.

843 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Hey, dummy! The IRS doesn't care about your reason. They just want the money.

Of course, you could always pull out the race card and say that you're being unfairly singled out because of your race.

843 days ago
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EMB    

He will be performing a medley of his hit at a local bar near you.

843 days ago
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janet    

Who?

843 days ago
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debbie    

whatpart of -(but the money's been sitting frozen in an account administered by the U.S. Trustee Program, a division of the Department of Justice that oversees bankruptcy cases)dont you understand. one department of the slow moving government has the money that another department(irs) of the government wants.

843 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Bunch of crap. If it were the truth, it would have surfaced years ago.

843 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Wow he sold his catalog? That's a tragedy. This Is How We Do It has been in various commercials for years and he's not seeing a penny. I hope he got a good price for it.

843 days ago
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Loud4Many    

This week, for the first time in years, I didn't finish watching the show. You guys need to get back to being more TMZ and less BET. Pandering, Z-list ghetto news is not what your fans want.

843 days ago
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Angel    

I think what makes this story even funnier is that his song "This Is How We Do It" is the theme song for the Jackson Hewitt tax commercial lol.

843 days ago
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parlayer    

All obama lovers, typical hipacrit, support a fool that wants to raise there taxes and then won't pay. Lefty Bull Sh-t

843 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Yet another ahole who thinks he doen't have to pay his debts. What a surprise.

843 days ago
12.

Lu    

Is it me or is the IRS the closest thing to organized crime this century?

843 days ago
13.

Taylor    

I dont care what he owes, Montell Jordan is the business!!He is sooooo fine!! Hope you get your situation taken care of, I dont wish owing the IRS on anybody. Smooches!!

843 days ago
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Kayala81    

Irony-his song is being featured in a tv ad for Jackson Hewitt tax services.

843 days ago
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Rhiannon Cockrell    

But it's not so cut and dry -- Montell tells us

http://www.fortworthflowers.info/

842 days ago
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