While Keyshia Cole has been working on new music for her fans, she needs to be working on her finances. Sadly, Uncle Sam is coming for the pint-sized singer.
According to a lien filed in Georgia on November 25, last year, the federal government claims Cole failed to pay taxes in 2009 – and owes a total of $162,158.93 to the IRS!
In 2009, Cole embarked on her very first headlining tour, A Different Me Tour, that featured opening acts TLC, Lil Kim and The-Dream, but the government appears the 32-year-old signer still hasn’t paid taxes on that profitable year.
The IRS notes on the lien that they will seize her property if she doesn’t pay off the debt.
“We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the documents state.
“Therefore, there is a lien in favor of the United States on all property and rights to property belonging to this taxpayer for the amount of the taxes and additional penalties, interest and costs that may accrue.”
Cole, 32, is just the latest in a string of celebrities who have fallen afoul of the IRS. Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill are just two of the most recent singers to be in debt to the government.