The federal government is pissed at R. Kelly … for failing to pay a whopping $4.8 million in back taxes … TMZ has learned.
According to documents filed by the IRS, Kelly owes money on his taxes going way back to 2005. It breaks down like this …
2005 - $1,472,366.77
2006 - $710,520.51
2007 - $376,180.11
2008 - $1,122,694.90
2009 - $173,815.18
2010 - $992,495.24
… for a total of $4,848,072.71.
Being trapped in the closet probably won’t cut it as an excuse.
A rep for Kelly tells TMZ, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”