Swizz Beatz Owes $2.2 Million In Back Taxes: Report

Swizz BeatzAnother hip-hop artist, another who owes Uncle Sam. This time, it’s multi-platinum producer Swizz Beatz.

According to the Detroit News’ Tax Watchdog blog, Swizzy (real name: Kasseem Dean) owes more than $2.2 million to the state of New York and the IRS for delinquent state and federal taxes.

Here’s the rundown, according to the paper:

  • The IRS filed a $652,727 lien against Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, on June 3 with the Rockland County (N.Y.) Clerk. According to the lien, which you can see here, he owes income taxes from 2008.
  • The state of New York filed a $162,300 tax warrant against Dean and his ex-wife Feb. 4, 2009, with the New York County Clerk.
  • The IRS filed a $556,986 lien against Dean and his ex-wife on Aug. 18, 2008, in Rockland County. They owe 2007 income taxes, according to this public record.
  • The IRS filed an $842,645 lien against Dean and his ex-wife March 4, 2008, with the Somerset County (N.J.) Clerk. According to this lien, they owe income taxes from 2006.

“We have been discussing the issue with the government for years and are currently negotiating an amicable resolution of the dispute,” Swizz’s attorney said to TheBoomBox.com.

The producer has not publicly commented on the situation.

14 comments
  1. Come Beats, pay your taxes! What is the deal with celebrities not paying their taxes? Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that many of them are lacking doing or overseeing the simpliest things that ordinary people do

  2. all these rich ass rappers dont know how to pay their taxes!!!? just pay! u got the money!!!!

  3. Come Beats, pay your taxes! What is the deal with celebrities not paying their taxes? Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that many of them are lacking doing or overseeing the simpliest things that ordinary people do

  4. you know whats fucked up tho?
    once Swizz & Alica Keys tie the knot
    HIS $2million debt becomes THEY’RE
    $2million debt..
    I guess its a good thing..
    keep it pimpin Swizz LOL

  5. for real!! Why us regular people could pay our taxex but these mofos can not! Swizzy better give up that Lambo! Keys better becareful those are signs of a deadbeat LMFAO!

  6. I’ll betcha 10 bucks that’s why he knocked up Alicia Keys, so he can say “You want me to help raise this kid? Pay my taxes!”

    The hustle never dies, sometimes…

  7. anthony & Aubrey-

    How do both of you leave the same comment? I smell a bipolar cat on this site…

    Whoever the dude is that develops a course to teach up-&-coming rappers how to manage their monies is going to be rich. It’s funny that so many “musicians” claim they had it so bad growing up, & grow up only to be worse off, fiscally, than they were growing up.

    Damn, who does Swizz think he is? NaS?

  8. TO Estate Sale

    They wont share the debt as the debt they accumulate after marriage is what they share!

  9. @munny what you said is true
    with the exception of the following
    states..
    Ohio
    Rhode Island
    Kentucky
    New Jersey
    Pennsylvania
    New York
    NOW GIMMIE SOME HEAD..

  10. I think keys is so dumb tp pick his bumb ass up. He have all that money and he go fucking crazy bye not paying his taxes dammmmmmm beats.

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