Record producer, songwriter and rapper Jermaine Dupri (also known as “JD”) has finally paid off his back taxes from 2007 – but at a cost nearly twice the amount of the initial tax lien filed against him, according to TMZ.
JD’s original tax bill totaled $254,782.64. However, Georgia records show that late fees, penalties and interest – including $91,721.75 in associated interest, $64,969.57 in penalties, a $82,294.79 collection fee, and $50 in miscellaneous fees – were added to the principle amount owed, creating a new grand total of $493,818.75.
Dupri, who founded record label So-So Def Records, also made our list of top 100 Celebrities With Back Tax Problems in 2009. He has produced albums for artists like Usher, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey, and dated Janet Jackson off and on since 2001.