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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

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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Aracely Rains    

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

923 days ago


Gotta love the IRS. Does absolutely nothing. Demands money for your hard work or puts you in jail. Worse than the mafia. All in the name of freedom. of course.

923 days ago


It's hard to believe a human being can be this self entitled and stupid.

923 days ago


Another Phony, Liberal, Hollywood, Hypocrite, goin on about how we need to pay more in taxes so Obama can waste it on god knows what, while he himself doesn't pay a cent. Celebrities should shut their big traps!

922 days ago

Rachel Rothechild    

.....This is how we don't pay the I.R.S. oh lal lal la la. Jordan does it like nobody does .

922 days ago

Rachel Rothechild    

He is still a very handsome man

922 days ago
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