13 Celebrities With Tax Problems — Who Has Said “IOU” to the IRS? (PHOTOS)

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13 Celebrities With Tax Problems — Who Has Said “IOU” to the IRS? (PHOTOS)

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13 Celebrities With Tax Problems — Who Has Said “IOU” to the IRS? (PHOTOS)

We’re still a few months away from tax season, but many celebs are feeling the pinch. Rapper DMX is the latest offender in a long history of celebrities with tax problems. 

Check out his story and those of eleven more famous auditor targets in the slideshow.

13 Celebrities With Tax Problems — Who Has Said “IOU” to the IRS? (PHOTOS)
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1. DMX

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1. DMX

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The rapper has plead guilty to one charge of tax evasion and faces up to five years in prison as a result of the unpaid $1.7 million bill, Us Weekly reports.

“Today, Earl Simmons, the actor, producer and recording artist known as DMX, admitted to systematically cheating on his taxes,” acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, according to the United States Department of Justice’s website. 

“By insisting to be paid in cash whenever possible and having royalty payments diverted to the accounts of financial surrogates, Simmons concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars of income from the IRS. Today, Simmons made a choice between ‘Right or Wrong,’ and did the right thing, admitting his guilt, and agreeing to pay his tax liabilities. No matter who you are or whatever fame you may have achieved, the law applies equally to all, and no one is exempt from the shared obligation to pay our taxes.”

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2. R. Kelly

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2. R. Kelly

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theJasmineBRAND.com claims this singer got slapped with a federal tax lien in October 2016 in Illinois, a document accusing him of not paying $2,327,444.58 in taxes for the year 2014.

And this comes after news broke in 2012 that R.Kelly owed about $5 million in unpaid taxes. Talk about being trapped in a closet… a closet of IRS audits!

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3. Adele

3. Adele

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This British songstress said "Hello" to tax problems to the tune of $3.5 million, as The Sun claims. Apparently Adele earned too much from two firms she set up, getting back $9.9 million when she should have only gotten back $6.4 million, a mistake spotted by accountants.

“This is embarrassing,” a source tells the tabloid. “Adele likes to portray herself as a woman of the people so an incident like this which brings attention to her ­massive wealth isn’t good.”

A rep for the Grammy fave says the matter has been resolved.

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4. Iggy Azalea

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4. Iggy Azalea

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She may be "Fancy," but this rapper still has to pay taxes! According to TMZ, Iggy owes the IRS $391,056.55 in unapid income taxes from 2014, the year she made a huge debut with her album The New Classic.

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5. Stephen Baldwin

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5. Stephen Baldwin

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Alec’s little bro owes $90,000 to the government — $60k in federal taxes and $30k in state — as TMZ reports. This isn’t even his first tax trouble: He was arrested in 2012 for failing to file tax returns.

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6. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

6. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

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In September 2014, prosecutors charged this Jersey Shore star and his brothers with fraud, claiming that the guido bros haven’t paid the taxes due on the total of nearly $9 million they’ve earned from various business ventures. What a Situation!

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7. Dionne Warwick

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7. Dionne Warwick

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This singer needed to “Say a Little Prayer” for her finances after California's Franchise Tax Board announced in 2012 that she had been behind in her taxes for nine years and owed the state $2.6 million.

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8. Lauryn Hill

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8. Lauryn Hill

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In 2012, this R&B singer pled guilty to not paying taxes on three years’ worth of income, during which time she amassed $1.6 million. She was sentenced to three months of jail time and three months of house arrest. A year after her guilty plea, she had only paid off 10 percent of her half-million debt. Girl, you know you gotta watch out.

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9. Nicolas Cage

9. Nicolas Cage

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This Oscar winner had to sell off multiple houses around 2009, when the IRS declared he owed more than $6 million. He then sued his business manager for $20 million. Sounds awfully cagey to us.

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10. Richard Hatch

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10. Richard Hatch

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Survivor’s very first winner has spent five years in jail over two terms for tax evasion and problems related to his 2000 and 2001 tax returns. The IRS tribe has spoken.

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11. Marc Anthony

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11. Marc Anthony

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This salsa singer had to pony up $2.5 million in back taxes in 2007, but el cantante avoided prosecution since a professional accountant prepared his taxes.

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12. Wesley Snipes

12. Wesley Snipes

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The Blade star served over two years in jail in 2008 after he was charged with three misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal income tax returns. His tides nearly changed when he was cast in the recent TV show The Player, but NBC quickly canceled the drama.

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13. Lindsay Lohan

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13. Lindsay Lohan

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According to People, the actress reportedly owes over $100K in taxes from the years 2010, 2014, and 2015. 

Pay up, Linds! 

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We’re still a few months away from tax season, but many celebs are feeling the pinch. Rapper DMX is the latest offender in a long history of celebrities with tax problems. 

Check out his story and those of eleven more famous auditor targets in the slideshow.