Lil Wayne, also known as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. or Weezy, reportedly owes money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) again. According to recent reports, the rapper currently owes the federal government more than $12 million in unpaid taxes. Earlier this month, he was notified that an IRS tax lien had been filed against him in Florida.
The specific IRS allegations indicate that Lil Wayne currently owes the federal government about $5.8 million in unpaid taxes from 2011 and about $6.3 million in unpaid taxes from 2012. This is not the first time the performing artist has been accused of owing the IRS money. Previously, the IRS claimed that he owed about $7 million in back taxes for tax years 2008 and 2009. The 2008 and 2009 back tax claims were reportedly resolved in 2012.
Lil Wayne has indicated that he will also satisfy the back tax problems for 2011 and 2012. His publicist has reportedly said that his tax attorneys and accountant will look into and resolve the matter. If they don’t, Lil Wayne could potentially see his Florida mansion, valued at more than $11 million, used to satisfy his tax debt.
Lil Wayne is not the only one facing a potential IRS tax lien for outstanding back taxes. Other people here in Oklahoma City who are not part of the music industry are subject to the same laws. If you are facing a tax lien issue, we encourage you to learn more about protecting your rights by reading our FREE library article, “Having Tax Lien Problems in Oklahoma.”