News: Montell Jordan's Tax Records Exposed, Owes Uncle Sam $600,000-Plus

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 9:35AM

Written by Biz Jones

R&B singer Montell Jordan is making headlines to kick-off the week with reports claiming he owes more than $600,000 in back taxes to the government.

According to reports, the R&B veteran owes around $628,000 in federal taxes.

All the gang bangers forgetting about the drive-by isn't nearly as bad as Montell Jordan forgetting to pay his taxes ... to the tune of $627,987.06, this according to docs obtained by TMZ. The IRS is looking for their money ASAP and if they don't get it, they can go after his property in court. (TMZ)

His tax woes reportedly date back to over ten years ago.

As recently reported, Jordan owes over $600,000 in back taxes for income earned between 1999-2001. In 2004, a Federal Tax Lien was filed against him in 2004 but Jordan still failed to pay the back taxes. Well, just this month, the IRS filed another lien against Jordan. If he fails to pay up this time around, the government can cease Jordan's property. (Prefix Mag)

Despite his financial crunch, Jordan has appeared upbeat on social network Twitter.

"I spent nearly 20 years of my life pursuing things that don't & won't matter. How are you spending your life? #URworthmorethanUknow," he tweeted April 6th. (Montell Jordan's Twitter)

He is most known for building a strong buzz beginning in the 1990's.

The second R&B artist to sign with Def Jam Recordings, Montell Jordan yielded one of 1995's biggest hits with his debut single, "This Is How We Do It." The L.A. native had begun singing in talent shows and church choirs as a boy, eventually graduating to nightclubs while pursuing an education at Pepperdine University. Following his college graduation, Jordan spent seven years looking for a record deal, which he finally secured after meeting Paul Stewart, the president of PMP Records. Jordan and Stewart flew to New York, where Jordan sang for Russell Simmons and was promptly signed to a contract. (All Music)

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