According to tax records, D12’s Ondre “Swifty McVay” Moore reportedly owes the government $254,000 in unpaid taxes.
Based on reports, the taxes date back to last November.
The IRS filed a $224,749 lien against Moore on March 31 with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds. The IRS filed a $22,036 lien against Moore and his wife March 31 in Los Angeles. The state of Michigan filed a $7,199 lien against the couple on Nov. 4, 2009, with the Ingham County Register of Deeds. Moore is negotiating a payment plan with the state and IRS, his Birmingham-based tax lawyer Jeffrey Freeman said. “Mr. Moore takes full responsibility for his debt to the IRS and the state and is working with the government in resolving his outstanding tax liability,” Freeman said. “He has rejoined with his prior manager and his current business and tax matters are now being properly handled.” (Detroit News)
D12’s Mr. Porter recently confirmed owing the government over $61,500.
“I’m not questioning the IRS,” he said in a statement. “It could have been a combination of not paying enough (taxes), it could have been them not accepting enough write-offs. Take my publishing checks. I’ll make money elsewhere. I’m done with them at the end of the year.” (Statement)
Earlier this month, D12’s Bizarre said a new group album was in the works.
All the different projects, music, emotions, the tragedies and all the things that happened to the group — all these things add up. On my new (solo) record, you’ll feel it and other things will be addressed on the new D12 record,” Biz promised in an interview. “Right now it’s time for Marshall to do his thing, and I got my solo album. We might put out a mixtape soon, but we kind of want everybody’s full attention when we make the new D12 record, which we hope will drop before the end of the year. Even though everybody’s (right now) kind of doing their own thing, it doesn’t even matter if we don’t see each other for a month or two. We’ve been through some serious situations together, so much, but it’s still there. Today we’re smarter guys, more business-oriented, but once we’re back in the studio and we’re back on the radio, it’s like no other — pure magic.” (Detroit Free Press)
Biz also said Eminem would play a minor role on the new D12 record.
“He’s working on his album right now. He’s at the point in hiscareer where he needs us to stand on our own, and just knock it out and he’ll come for the finishing touches. It has to be that way,” Biz said in an interview. “Yeah [we’re on Recovery.] We was actually touring when he did his last album, but we knew it wasn’t a big deal because he was doing a part two. So we was like, ‘We’ll get it on the next one.’ Like I said, it’s part of us being on our own. We can’t be on my man’s left nut sack. We got to do what we got to do to make it.” (Complex)
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