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Hip-Hop Producer Sean Garrett

Working for Uncle Sam Now

5/28/2012 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0525_sean_garrett_articleHip-hop mega-producer Sean Garrett has worked with the biggest names in the business, but for the foreseeable future, a portion of every dollar ​he makes will go straight to the biggest name of all ... UNCLE SAM. 

According to docs filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue, Garrett owes back taxes for the years 2006 and 2007 to the tune of $732,553.57.

So the government is tired of waiting for their cash, they ordered BMI, which collects royalties for artists, to hold all money Garrett makes and turn it over to them.

Garrett has produced 17 number one songs in his career -- for the likes of Beyonce, Usher, and Nicki Minaj -- so Uncle Sam should have his money in no time.

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Sources close to Garrett say the tax bill stems from an error made by an ex employee of Sean's -- and they claim Sean is taking steps to resolve the issue ... without garnishing his wages.

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PG    

Pony up, dead beat.

827 days ago
2.

Joao    

Hip-Hop, Rappers, NBA, NFL, doesn't matter, they're either trying to dodge taxes, domestic violence, drugs or baby mama drama. I think they believe taxes are for white folks.

827 days ago
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babygirlsnonnie    

Jst goes to show, no matter who u r, wen it comes to Uncle Sam & his money. Eventually he WILL CATCH UP N COLLECT!!

827 days ago
4.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Obama will pardon him since the IRS acted stupidly in this case.

827 days ago
5.

DaveT    

I hate paying taxes.
There, I said it.

827 days ago
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My Big Salami    

I don't know about that Uncle of his charging him over $730,000 dollars? Doesn't sound right....He needs to put in a call to Al Sharpton ASAP!

827 days ago
7.

Cartman    

You don't short Uncle Sam and get away with it. Ax Wesley Snipes.

827 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

I hope the govt has already seized his house & his family's loot and his azz lives under a tree. Really pizzes me off the rich can ride owing mega tax $$$ for years and regular tax payers are threatened with jail and garnishment if we owe $100.00 fifteen minutes after April 15. Not fair.

827 days ago
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Rich     

WHY? Again and again RAP CRAPPERS make big bucks ignoring taxes. Maybe because they are so underpaid for their junk music, they think Uncle is the Man like the police they always like to shoot.

827 days ago
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Rich     

JOAO...dang it...I think you have something there!!!!! Excellent Observation.

827 days ago
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roll3567    

This is why we are in the trouble we're in....regular suckers pay their share and then some, while a guy like this who should be able to stroke a check for that bill with ease, avoids paying.

Let's all remember wesley, as he serves time for the dumbest of all crimes...not paying your taxes. 3 years.

827 days ago
12.

LAUGHS AT YOU    

LOLOL

"Uncle Sam should have his money in no time"

Doubtful. I am guessing he has no liquid assets and probably blew the rest on his crew and lifestyle. Putting a lien on the royalties of a rapper wont bring in much especially as his best days are behind him.

BTW...the U.S. is not in trouble because people don't pay their taxes...we already pay way more than we should have to. We spend too much money and promise things to people we cannot reasonably deliver...that is the problem...the rest is just a distraction.

LOLOL

827 days ago
13.

ray    

he owes the state 700K,,, how much does he owe the FEDS???

827 days ago
14.

Toilethead    

Just throw these idiots in prison. That will convince them to pay their taxes.

827 days ago
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Truth    

SEE, THIS IS WHY UNCLE SAM SHOULD USE THE SAME METHOD FOR REGULAR EMPLOYMENT FOLK AS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS LIKE THIS SEAN GARRETT FOOL... WITHHOLD TAX AT SOURCE!! THAT SOLVES ALL THIS FOOLISHNESS. THEN NO ONE HAS A F*CKING EXCUSE OF NOT PAYING. #TRUTH!!!

827 days ago

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