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R. Kelly

What's Another MILLION

in Unpaid Taxes?

9/9/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0907_r_kellyR. Kelly has a "put it on my tab" approach to his taxes ... because TMZ has learned his ever-expanding tax bill has just increased by more than a million bucks.

According to documents filed in Illinois, the "Trapped in the Closet" singer owes Uncle Sam a cool $1,379,695.11 for unpaid taxes for the year 2011.

As TMZ first reported, Kelly already owes $4,848,072.71 in unpaid taxes for the years 2005-2010. That brings his total to a cool $6,227,767.82.

Seems his accountant has been trapped in a closet for the past seven years.

A rep for Kelly tells TMZ, "He takes this very seriously and is already communicating with the IRS about the payment process to quickly resolve the issue."

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58 COMMENTS

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16.

Beth    

This pisses me off! Why are they allowing him to make a payment plan? Throw his sorry A in jail and let him make the payment plan from there. Its pathetic how he has been allowed to go this long and with such an incredible amount owed. The average citizen would be hounded and jailed by now.

738 days ago
17.

PT    

You guys like the word "cool", huh?

738 days ago
18.

lbs    

In prison you'll get all the GoldenShowers your heart desires & a little bot of touchy feely.

738 days ago
19.

lbs    

Bit...little bit...TMZ mess'n up my jokes w/spell correcting crud

738 days ago
20.

Jimmy jamz    

Maybe its time he sells his porn with under age girls he is p*ssing on.

738 days ago
21.

cari    

pee on it

738 days ago
22.

Who Knew    

What is it with brotha's and taxes. Good grief. Are taxes racist?

738 days ago
23.

fulton24    

Love my job, since I've been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online… Blue31.com

738 days ago
24.

lynda    

How does this happen. The everyday joe would of been behind bars. Wife beater, child molester, but talented as hell pay your taxes or I believe u should fly into prison

738 days ago
25.

Kev the Realist    

News Flash..... LOCK his ass up. Throw him in jail and let him rot there. That and sieze all of his assets until he pays. After everything criminal that Al Capone did, they could never convect him except finally they got him for tax evasion.... DUH, sieze all of his assets, then lock him up in a federal prison and keep him there until his assets are sold off to pay the taxes...... He is just another dbag who thinks he is entitled.

738 days ago
26.

Just sayin    

R. Kelly is illiterate so I highly doubt he knows what is going on with his finances. He should probably hire a new accountant and team because someone is messing with his money. It cracks me up when people think that these celebs know anything about finances or even pay their taxes. They're millionaires! They hire people to handle their finances just like they hire people for security, driving, etc. There's no privacy when you're a wealthy person and a celeb.

738 days ago
27.

Meanie    

Talentless hiphop gangsta with ZERO math skills. Yawn.

738 days ago
28.

Danielle    

They let it run up like this then they make a deal to pay only a portion of it so the country loses money, the celeb's win. What a racket!

738 days ago
29.

DaveT    

I hate taxes and the bureaucrats who steal them, but you have to pay or they go legal-mafia on your ass and figuratively beat it out of you, trying to avoid paying taxes is a fool's game, you won't win

738 days ago
30.

Jen    

This is what happens when you tell celebrity pedophiles, drug addicts and thieves that they can do what they want, and that there won't be consequences so long as someone remembers you were once famous for a talent.

738 days ago
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