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Damon Dash

Jay-Z's Ex-Biz Partner

ROC-A-TAX LIEN

7/7/2013 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0707_damon-dash_getty Damon Dash probably wishes he still had Jay-Z on speed dial ... because the cesspool of debt he's wading in just got worse ... he's been slapped with a $2.8 MILLION TAX BILL.

Dash -- who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear with Jay -- has been open about the fact that he's drowning in debt ... despite the fact that at one time he was half-king of a multi-million-dollar business.

Now, his financial problems have worsened. Uncle Sam filed a federal tax lien against Dash, claiming he needs to cough up some un-paid tax cash for the years 2005 and 2011. The breakdown:

2005: $2,614,918.10
2011: $187,544.20

Grand total: $2,802,262.30 ... i.e. a whole lotta cheddar.

The 2005 bill is clearly larger ... which makes sense considering Hov and Dash parted ways back in 2004 -- meaning in 2005, he was probably still raking in some major-taxable bucks. 2011 ... not so much.

FYI -- Dash has said he owes millions in back taxes to the State of NY and NJ and claims he's lost multiple properties to foreclosure.

Meanwhile, Jay ... is still super rich.

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Los Pepes    

A has been rapper not paying taxes?
I hope this doest become a trend

387 days ago
17.

NOT ELMO    

he's been slapped with a $2.8 MILLION TAX BILL.................lock her up

387 days ago
18.

Mark    

Good for his sorry ass. I saw an interview with him and he talked about only wearing sneakers, t-shirts and socks one time because then they would no longer be perfectly white and crisp.

386 days ago
19.

Philbo    

Jay Z gave this dude 5 million dollars a few years ago to get him out of debt. I have no problem with Jay not offering him anything now. If somebody gives you that much money and you can't make something out of it, then you're just BAD with money.

384 days ago
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