What’s The 411, Hon? Mary J. Blige Hit With A Tax Lien!

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February 17, 2013 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Mary, this is…out of hand.

In documents obtained by TMZ, singer Mary J. Blige has been hit with a tax lien by the state of New Jersey. The documents state that Mary owes the government $901,769.65 in back taxes.  They didn’t state what years the IRS is seeking back pay but she’s probably missed at least two years.

This is just the latest string of financial problems and embarrassments for Mary.  It was just over a week ago that we told you she defaulted on a loan from Bank of America and now owes them over $500,000. When she was asked about it, she said was that all she can do is just keep pushing on on and “let haters hate.” Ahhh yes, those haters sure do know how to get you in alleged financial trouble, don’t they?

But even prior to that, she defaulted on a $2.2 million dollar loan and  before that, she was sued because of her charity not paying back money.

It would seem like when you suddenly find yourself in major situations like this on an almost consistent basis, not only would you fire your accountants (even if they’re flesh and blood), but you might also consider taking some accounting classes so you can figure out how to go over the books yourself.  There just doesn’t seem to be a logical reason for these things to keep happening.

TMZ reached out to Mary’s reps but so far, they’ve received no response.

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  • Yvette

    It really makes me wonder what the heck is going on with Mary and a host of other celebrities who are in trouble with the IRS and other financial institutions. Do they not realize that they must pay taxes like everyone else. Uncle Sam ain’t even buying that excuse of “I didn’t know because my accountant was supposed to take care of that” foolishness (just ask Wesley Snipes). I also read recently that Snoop Dogg is also in trouble with the IRS. These folks need to take the advise of Oprah who said a long time ago when her accountant writes checks for monthly bills etc. they do not go out until she goes over them and signs them herself. Hopefully Mary learns from this and move forward with her life.

    • Cinnamon71

      IKR? Some of these accountants/lawyers/agents will skim of the top and then some if they aren’t checked on a regular basis.

  • Ann

    Once, again, Mary need to sit down and meet with whoever handles her money and books. You need to know what you have going out and what is going in and make sure your taxes are being paid. Please, Mary learn the lesson!!!! Next celebrity who owes taxes or broke.

  • Cinnamon71

    I love Mary J so much! This child has been through the ringer and managed to make something of herself. With that said, celebrities need to keep on top of their finances and stop burning through their pockets as soon as they get “paid”. Bills/taxes, first and foremost must be paid, then a percentage needs to go into savings/investments, then if there is some disposable income left, go ahead and purchase something. I don’t even believe most of today’s celebrites who spend money like water, even have any true assets to their name. They just use their “name” as credit to go hog-wild. There are just too many rags-to-riches-to-rags stories out there for them not to pay attention. Hopefully, Mary and many others will learn to keep a “rainy day” fund and stay abreast on their finances so they won’t end up dead broke, in prison, and/or on the street.

  • Goober

    Bottom line…PAY YOUR BILLS.

  • kandikane

    Mary also needs to call for an audit STAT!!

  • kandikane

    I really hope that Mary gets to the bottom of this. She has been in the game for a minute and it’s not like she doesn’t sell CD’s or sell out tours so SOMETHING is happening to her money if the people like Bank of America and the IRS aren’t getting their money when they are supposed to. I smell embezzlement.

  • kierah

    Kendu needs to be front and center on this.

  • Nikki

    What the heck is going on with her finances? If you’re hiring accountants to watch your money, you should be watching them count every penny. You can’t trust people. How did it get so bad?

    • Yvette

      I wonder the same thing? I think she trusted her people way too much. I also think that she is just one of many celebrities who don’t/didn’t understand that it is not necessary to have 3 and 4 homes with extremely high mortgages and 5 and 6 high end cars with extremely high car notes. (not saying this is Mary’s situtation..just an example), however, I am probably not too far off and also taking care of her ENTIRE family might be an issue as well.