IRS Files $3.4 Million Tax Lien on Mary J. Blige
By Maurice Bobb
The Internal Revenue Service wants to know “What’s the 411?” on Mary J. Blige not paying her taxes. According to TMZ, the R&B Queen owes $3,426,255.43 to Uncle Sam for unpaid income taxes for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Records show that the IRS officially filed a federal tax lien in February in Bergen County Court against the My Life singer, adding to her already substantial financial woes, which include $901,769.65 in back taxes owed to the state of New Jersey and lawsuits: one against her charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, for failing to pay back a $250,000 loan and another by Signature Bank for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan.
If that weren’t enough, the nine-time Grammy Award winner was also sued in New York state supreme court by Bank of America, who allege that the Bronx-born chanteuse took out a $500,000 loan and only paid a portion of it back. The bank is seeking $514,000, which is the total amount of the unpaid principal of the loan plus interest.
Mary has yet to comment on her latest tales of monetary woe, but last year, she blamed her charity’s pecuniary issues on the staff.
“The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things,” Mary said last May.