The IRS Says Ja Rule Hasn’t Paid Taxes In Years
Ja Rule is facing some bad news from the IRS on this tax day.
The Murda Ink rapper turned Fyre Festival promoter has been left on the look for more than $2 million in back federal taxes on liens stretching back more than 10 years, BOSSIP has learned.
The IRS issued Ja’s latest lien late last month for $443,442 for income he earned in 2016 – some of it likely coming from his work behind the failed Fyre Festival.
But on March 4, the IRS issued a separate updated lien for back taxes from 2005 through 2008: $830,717 for 2005, $353,536 for 2006, $231,775 for 2007 and $172,282 for 2008.
In total, the IRS says Ja owes $2,031,753, according to the new liens.
His wife, Aisha, is also named on the liens, which were obtained by BOSSIP.
It’s not the first time that Ja Rule has struggled with paying back taxes. We exclusively revealed that the feds accused him of owing $363,269 for income he earned in 2014 and 2015.
Uncle Sam doesn’t play around when it comes to collecting taxes, and Ja is well aware of this. In 2011, a judge sentenced him to 28 months in federal prison after he pled guilty to tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on $3 million in income.
Ja Rule hadn’t responded to the liens as of April 15, according to public records.
The Rules don’t seem too bothered by the tax news, they’re currently celebrating nearly two decades of marriage in Thailand.