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Ja Rule Reportedly Owes the IRS Over $2 Million in Back Taxes

Ja Rule is in trouble with the IRS again, owing over ten years of federal back taxes.

Official lien documents state that the Murder Inc rapper has an outstanding balance of $2,031,753 in total, due to Uncle Sam.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

According to Bossip, Ja Rule received his most recent lien of $443,442 just last month, for income he earned in 2016. Bossip added that the rapper’s wife Aisha is also named on the lien documents. 

In 2011, he was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for failing to provide income tax returns between 2004 and 2006. At the time, a judge ordered the rapper to pay $1.1 million in unpaid taxes with interest. 

Ja Rule has most recently made headlines for his failed Fyre Festival. As a number of lawsuits have been filed, his financial woes continue.

Ja Rule Owes Money
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Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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