Iconic Queensbridge rapper Nas is being accused of refusing to pay close to $300,000 in state taxes and is now being hunted by the Department of Revenue for his assets, according to reports on theJasmineBRAND.
The publication reports that back in 2009, Nas was hit with a lien from the Georgia Department of Revenue for failing to pay a total of $276,439.80 in unpaid state taxes for 2006.
As the story goes, Nas reportedly hasn’t paid the debt for close to 10 years. Subsequently, the state has been attempting to find his assets to seize.
According to documentation filed in Georgia on April 3, the Department of Revenue has re-filed the tax lien. In addition, it’s reported that following their investigation, the department found no property of assets that belong to Nas.
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Nas isn’t the only hip-hop artist who owes Uncle Sam. Check out this list of 5 other rappers who’ve a run-in with the IRS.
Last March, TMZ reported that Lil Wayne owed $12 million in taxes. Yes, $12 million!
The publication stated that Lil Wayne failed to pay taxes for 2011 to the tune of $5,843,952 and for 2012 for even more, this time weighing in at $6,311,132.
It’s all good though, at the time, the publication reported that Weezy was worth $135 million.
Just after Lil Wayne’s tax-related problems, fellow Young Money artist Tyga also ran into some accounting trouble. According to reports made by TMZ last March, Tyga then allegedly owed close to $92,000 in taxes, $91,648 to be exact.
As highlighted by a federal tax lien obtained by TMZ, Tyga allegedly owed $11,201 for 2009, $4,437 for 2010, and $76,008 for 2011.
This one must have stung. Just before the holiday season last December, it was made public that Lil’ Kim owed the federal government $126,725.12 in taxes after failing to pay hers since 2010. Subsequently, the Internal Revenue Service hit the veteran Brooklyn rapper with a chucky tax lien.
Taking it back to 2012, Bow Wow was struck with a tax lien for $15,279.62 for unpaid taxes from 2008 and another $19,700.91 for 2010, according to TMZ.
Beanie Sigel spent time behind bars for failing to pay more than $728,000 in federal income taxes between 1999 and 2005. He was sentenced to a two-year sentence in 2012 and was subsequently released last August.