He owes $1,472,366.77 from 2005, $710,520.51 from 2006, $376,180.11 from 2007, $1,122,694.90 from 2008, $173,815.18 from 2009 and $992,495.24 from 2010, bringing his grand total to $4,848,072.71.
Despite the huge bill, the singer is “confident” the matter can be resolved.
His spokesman told gossip website TMZ.com: “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”
Meanwhile, Kelly will headline the Reggae Sumfest next month in Montego Bay, which takes place from July 15 through 21.
He had been due to perform at last year’s Reggae Sumfest but had to pull out after complaining of throat pain and later having an emergency operation on his throat.
Sumfest organizer, Johnny Gourzong, said: “R. Kelly was so disappointed with not being able to come to Sumfest last year that we spent the whole year trying to work out a makeup date, which was Reggae Sumfest 2012.”