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Govt. Accuses Chris Brown of Owing $4 Million In Back Taxes

Govt. Accuses Chris Brown of Owing $4 Million In Back Taxes

The United States government has accused singer Chris Brown of owing over $4 million in back taxes to the IRS.

According to publicly available documents, multiple tax liens were filed against the Run It rapper in December for taxes owed to both the federal government and the State of California in 2022. For reference, the 2023 IRS tax filing season officially began on January 23.

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IRS tax documents obtained by Distracify share details about the liens filed against the star. The IRS is asking for $2,245,561.50 for taxes owed for the 2022 year. They also filed a separate lien for an additional $1,059,967.78 for the same year.

As for California, a state tax lien in the amount of $739,067.48 has been filed.

In all, Chris Brown owes state and federal authorities $4,044,596.76.

Brown's home in Tarzana, CA and multiple music-related businesses are at risk if the Breezy artist doesn't pay what he owes. A few years ago, Brown raised funds with a “high-end garage sale” at his Los Angeles residence. He invited fans to shop his personal belongings, including used clothing and memorabilia, in his front yard. 

Theoretically, another similar sale -- whether in-person or online -- could help Brown earn some of the funds he needs to pay-off his tax bill. 

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This is not the first time Brown has run into legal trouble. In 2009, he was sentenced to five years probation following a domestic violence incident with Umbrella hitmaker, Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. 

Then, in 2013, Brown was again arrested for assault, this time in Washington, D.C. He subsequently had a stand-off with police in 2016 after allegedly being falsely accused of threatening a woman with a gun in his residence.

In 2022, another woman came forward accusing Brown of rape but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

At this time, neither Brown nor his legal team have made a statement regarding his IRS tax debt. As for the IRS, the tax agency has a strict policy about not commenting on ongoing litigation. 

What do you think about Chris Brown's financial problems?

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